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by Grímur Hákonarson

Iceland - Czech Republic - Slovakia

For over half a century the little town of Neskaupstadur in eastern Iceland was nicknamed “Little Moscow” due to its communist rule. But the unassuming town has been going through a period of drastic transformation, with capitalist politics now taking hold. The town’s main companies have been privatized, oil extractions are being discussed and a tunnel that will open up the previously isolated town is being drilled. The viewer is introduced to some interesting characters from the city, each with their own views and attitudes towards the past and future of their town. Through them 20th century socialism is analyzed, as well as the changes capitalist politics bring to a small town like Neskaupstadur.

International Premiere: Göteborg IFF 2019

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