Gósenlandið - íslensk matarhefð og matarsaga

The Bountiful Land - Icelandic Food Tradition and Food HistoryGósenlandið - íslensk matarhefð og matarsaga / Reiches Land - Tradition und Geschichte des Essens in Island

Documentary, Iceland 2019, 97 Min., icel. OV, engl. st

Skyrella is Iceland’s answer to mozzarella – a soft cheese made from the ancient Icelandic dairy product skyr. In her history of Icelandic cuisine, Ásdís Thoroddsen introduces us to new inventions and age-old dietary traditions. Guided by the historical menus of 85-year-old farmer Elín Methúsalemsdóttir, the director traces changes in animal husbandry and fishing, the hunt, and poultry farming. Talking to nutritional scientists and cookbook authors, she shows how international influences changed the cuisine and food traditions of the country. She also explores the recent trend away from the modern food industry and back to proven traditional recipes in the cheese dairies and bakeries, in meat preparation, and plant-based cuisine. Because in Iceland, too, health food stores have their work cut out for them making a dent in frozen pizza sales.

Director Ásdís Thoroddsen

Screenplay Ásdís Thoroddsen

Producer Ásdís Thoroddsen

Production Company Gjóla Films ehf., Bergstadastræti 28A, 101 Reykjavík, Mail: gjola@gjola.is, Web: http://www.gjola.is/

Festival Contact Icelandic Film Centre, Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykjavik, Mail: info@icelandicfilmcentre.is, Web: www.icelandicfilmcentre.is

Cast Elín Methúsalemsdóttir, Björg Einarsdóttir, Bragi Vagnsson, Eyþór Bragi Bragason

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