(Dirs. Pepe Androu, Rafael Moles, Iceland / Spain / Lithuania 2020, 95’, subtitles)
In the fishing town of Grindavik, not far from Iceland’s Blue Lagoon, Bryggjan café and its eccentric owners are the heart and soul of the community. Krilli makes the famous lobster soup, while his brother Alli chats to the old fishermen, the island’s last champion boxer, and the translator of Don Quixote into Icelandic, keeping their memories and the old traditions of storytelling and song alive. But are they about to be engulfed a volcanic eruption? Or will it be global tourism that proves the greater threat? With its warm heart and off-beat humour, Lobster Soup will have you coming back for more.
“Very nutritious, deeply delicious and served whole… good-natured, existential, heroic and a little gloomy, a little elegy about the human condition and the time.” Cinephilia
GWYL FFILM “WOW” FILM FESTIVAL
This year’s theme is ‘Reflecting on Water’, an opportunity to dive more deeply into a series of films and events that reveal the different ways water touches the lives of people around the world. These watery stories from the Amazon, Lebanon, Iceland and Wales give time to pause and reflect on an element that is essential to life on Earth. And perhaps, to rethink our relationships with the rivers and seas that sustain us all.
16 Sep: The Last Forest
17 Sep: Under the Concrete
18 Sep: Lobster Soup
19 Sep: The Fairytale of Water (Event)
19 Sep: Voices From the Water (Event)
SEE WWW.WOWFILMFESTIVAL.COM FOR FULL DETAILS.