Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Screen chills from Iceland

From the Reykjavík-based Another 52 Books blog, by way of Petrona, comes news of a movie version of Arnaldur Indridason's atmospheric novel Jar City (also known as Tainted Blood). The novel is a creepy excursion through warped minds, hidden pasts, and a resolution that could only have happened in Iceland.
The movie has won high praise in Iceland, according to Another 52 Books, who adds that it also works around a logical flaw that one reviewer found in the novel. I cited the book as a fine example of a story's use of its setting. I'll look forward to an English-language release of the movie. Either that, or I'll learn Icelandic and read some sagas while I'm at it.

© Peter Rozovsky 2006

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