The Faroe or Faeroe Islands (in Faroese Føroyar) are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, although they politically aim for higher independence. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000 (48.511 November 2010), and a language and culture of their own. When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept. Most visitors to the islands come between early July and late August. (wikitravel)Cinema of the Faroe Islands
The cinema of the Faroe Islands does not have a long history.The Faroe Islands has a small population, and due to the high initial cost of movie making, the islands’ cinema history is modest. (On the other hand, writing and book publishing is very popular). The first director of the Faroe Islands was Katrin Ottarsdóttir. Her first film set in the Faroe Islands was Atlantic Rhapsody in 1989. However, the first feature films in Faroese language with full Faroese castings (“Rannvà”, “Heystblómur” and “Pall Fángi” were made in the mid-seventies by Miguel M. Hidalgo, a Spaniard who stayed for several years in the Faroe Islands. Recently self-taught Johan Rimestad directed the self-financed feature Karrybollarnir, which takes place in Tórshavn.
Atlantic Rhapsody (1989)
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