Film Reviews

Film Reviews and Audience Reactions

The Icelandic Review posted an article about Living With Lava. The reviewer, Laura Nicholson, highlights the wonder music used through out the film to emphasize the story. Read the review here.

Feedback from local screenings of the Donald K. Johnson Icelandic Film Series 2013 selection Living With Lava:

Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
“Thank you very much for the film tonight: a good presentation of the Icelandic people and their love and tenacity for their homeland!”

-Frank Stella, at the Sept. 17, 2013 Toronto showing of Living With Lava

Icelandic Communities Association, Mountain, North Dakota
The Icelandic Communities Association showed the movie Living With Lava on Saturday, November 2, 2013. 51 people viewed the movie. It was a great turnout. Everyone was so appreciative of this documentary. About 12 people in the audience were not Icelandic. A few of them had served in the US military in Iceland and had not been there for a very long time.

Thank you so very much for the opportunity to show these films in remote areas such as ours. 51 people coming to an event in the middle of the afternoon On one of the last nice days of the year.

Many farmers were working in their fields. I was happy with the turn out.

Thanks again.
Bless bless,

Icelandic Club of Saskatchewan ‘Vatnabyggð’
The footage is breathtaking. The spirit of the people comes through the dialogue, which has been translated to English. I can’t recommend it highly enough.-Joan Eyolfson Cadham

Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society
We had a great showing of Living with Lava last night at the Lady of the Lake Theatre in Gimli. Nearly 50 were present for the film. Twenty-six people attended the dinner at Amma’s Tea Room prior to the showing.


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