Docu-Drama Movie on Icelandic Sagas Premieres

Austrian-produced docu-drama Ragnarök – Myths and Sagas of the North will premiere in the Viking Village in Hafnarfjördur next Friday, September 26, at 6 pm. Those who dress up as Vikings pay no entrance fee.


The premiere is followed up with an Icelandic tour and the film has also been released on DVD.
In Nordic mythology ragnarök means "apocalypse," which is the general theme of the film. A virtual storyteller from the early middle ages describes the beginning of the world, the origin of the gods, the creation of man and the apocalypse – ragnarök.
Then the story moves on to when the first settlers came to Iceland more than 1300 years ago and found the home of their gods on this island, shaped by unique lava formations, volcanoes and waterfalls. These mysterious places play a key part in the film.
The sagas of the first settlers are told through extended acted scenes. The story of Sigurd, the dragon slayer, whose legend is echoed in the central-European Nibelungenlied, is also touched upon.
There are only 150 seats available for the premiere so reservations need to be made via booking@vikingvillage.is or office@wokafilm.at. The price for each ticket is ISK 1,200 (USD 13, EUR 9), but if you use the code name ERIK and show up in a Viking costume, you will not need to pay an entrance fee.
Click here to watch an audio slideshow about the movie and to read more about the project.
For further information visit www.wokafilm.at.

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