Cinema: Art house films at Easter!

This year's Oscar Winner for best Foreign Language film, Son …

This year's Oscar Winner for best Foreign Language film, Son of Saul by director Laszlo Nemes. Still/ Bíó Paradís

Figuring what to do over the Easter weekend? A firm favourite of the Iceland Monitor staff is the lovely Bíó Paradís arthouse cinema in central Reykjavik. It offers a great variety of exciting films over the Easter weekend except Easter Sunday. 

Here are a few of our picks: 

For Icelandic films with English subtitles you can catch both the multiple award winning Rams, and the romantic comedy Reykjavik which premieres March 23rd. 

Carol, selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler, and Jake Lacy. Carol received six Academy Award nominations. 

The absolutely terrifying The Witch, by director Robert Eggers revolves around a Puritanian family in 1630s New England torn apart by black magic and hysteria. Eggers won Best Director at the Sundance festival last year for the film, his first feature. 

Another must-see is this year's Oscar Winner for best Foreign Language film, Son of Saul by director Laszlo Nemes. It  revolves around Saul, a Hungarian- Jewish prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps who tries to save his son's dead body from the flames of the crematorium. An original and powerful look at the holocaust which won the prestigious Grand Prix prize at Cannes.

A year after Twitter in Iceland exploded with the hashtag #FreeTheNipple; the #FreeTheNipple gang in cooperation with Bíó Paradís, Myndform and the Human Rights Fund of RVK are hosting the film Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron on Saturday March 25th. 

Monday March 28th gives you the opportunity of seeing Lynch's masterpiece Mulholland Drive on the big screen again. For tickets see HERE. 

Bíó Paradís, located on Hverfisgata also offers a charming café/bar for pre-film or interval drinks and snacks. 

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