Apausalypse – By Anní Ólafsdóttir And Andri Snær – Worldpremiere at Stockfish!

5/14/2021

Apausalypse is the newest film from the incredible duo Anní Ólafsdóttir and Andri Snær Magnason who premiered last year their first film together The Third Pole nominated for 5 Edda Awards. 

After experiencing a certain void when the premier of their film “The Third Pole” was cancelled due to the Pandemic. The film makers decided to go on journey with their cameraman Andri Haraldsson and capture those strange times. Or as Andri describes it, on how it all started:

Like most people, during the COVID-19 global lockdown, we experienced lost opportunities. I had just finished a documentary film with my co-director, Anní Ólafsdóttir, called The Hero’s Journey to the Third Pole: A Bipolar Musical Documentary with Elephants. After three years of work, it was scheduled to premiere nationwide in cinemas in Iceland, smack dab on the day orders were issued forbidding gatherings and closing all theaters. 

With no certain opening date on the horizon, our months of promotion went down the drain and a mental health awareness campaign would have to wait while the world discussed more urgent issues of physical health. We were frozen, our work halted for more than a week, when we began to wonder: Are we missing something? Are we sitting in the old world, grieving a lost opportunity, while a historical moment slips away?”

The outcome was Apausalypse a documentary film shot in Iceland in April 2020 when the world stopped. The filmmakers interviewed artists and philosophers to look for the higher meaning of this great pause: The Apausalypse, when the world was suddenly on hold. What does this mean in terms of issues like mental health and global warming. When most stages for art were closed they used empty airports, runways, and highways as stages for dancers and performers.

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