Press, The

The six-episode series revolves around the main character Lára, who is a single mom in her thirties. She is hired as a new reporter on the tabloid newspaper in the beginning of the first episode. Also introduced in the beginning is the disappearance of the engineer Máni. At first, his disappearance looks like a foul play and perhaps a murder. However, no body is found.

The show focuses on presenting modern Icelandic reality, and the role of the tabloid newspaper reflecting the society. The six episodes are standalone but the show has been developed as a returnable series. The show is shot handheld which gives it more intimacy with its audience as well as the fast pace that was mentioned before. We feel we're a part of this world we've been introduced into with suspense, drama and in the end Lára finds out what really went wrong.

About the film

  • Type
    TV Fiction
  • Genre
    Thriller, Drama
  • Length
    322 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Press, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital


Company Credits


  • 2008
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for TV Fiction of the Year.


  • Sagafilm, 2008 - DVD