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Tribeca FF 2014 Films, On Your Radar: Sker
by Karen Pecota

The Icelandic filmmaker, Eypor Jovinsson is from a small fishing village in the Westfjords of Iceland. Working in the fishing industry since he was ten years old gives him privilege to many an interesting storyline for the reader of books and the audience for film. With his filmmaking debut with Sker he is both screenwriter and director.

Based upon a true story, Sker (meaning a rocky island) is the account of a kayaker, Arsaell Nielsson, traveling the Westfjords of Iceland. With an absent dialogue but amazing photography, the cinematographer, Baldur Pall Holmgeirsson, captures Nielsson's journey step by step into the depths of the Icelandic landscape. Taking time for lunch Nielsson finds a rocky island to port.  He soon realizes that maybe this lunch break was a little too long.