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Norwegian Anneke von der Lippe as the Faroese Beinta Broberg in the 1997 Danish film Barbara

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.

This is a list of films concerning the Faroe Islands:



  • 1990 - 1700 meter fra fremtiden ("1700 meters far from future" about the remote village Gásadalur)





  • 2003 - færø


  • 1976 - Heystblómur A film by Miguel M. Hidalgo. A modern tale about the impossible love of a schoolgirl and her older teacher.

Cast: Poul Kjartan Bærentsen, Katrin M. Johansen, Finnur Johansen, Ása Lützhöft Dunn.


  • 1995 - Maðurin ið slapp at fara


  • 1977 - Páll Fangi A film by Miguel M. Hidalgo about a popular Faroese character.

Cast: Hans Jacob Hermansen, Kári Petersen, Sofía Sørensen, Jens John Osterø, Fraser Eysturoy, Høgni Joensen, Benny Samuelsen.


  • 1975 - Rannvá (film version of Dagmar Joensen-Naes novel, produced and directed by Miguel M. Hidalgo.

Cast: Finnur Johansen, Elin Mouritsen, Gudrid H. Nielsen, Jørleif Kúrberg, Róland Samuelsen, Mortan A. Carlsen, Anna Maria Petersen, Hans Joensen, Fraser Eysturoy and more.

Film trailer:


  • 1992 - Tre blink mod vest

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