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Lobster Soup
Zinemira - Closing Night Film
Rafael Molés, Pepe Andreu
Foto: Gari Garaialde
Rafael Molés, Pepe Andreu
Foto: Gari Garaialde

Every morning Krilli prepares the myriad ingredients required to make the lobster soup at the Bryggjan café, a tiny eatery in Iceland’s dullest town. His wife helps him in the kitchen and yearns to return to Rejkyavik. In the café, Krilli’s brother Alli sits with the old fishermen, the last boxer in Iceland and the translator of Don Quixote into Icelandic. Every day they find a new answer to the world’s problems. Once a month the neighbours meet at the Bryggjan café to remember those who died in Grindavik and pronounce their names. Four crazy musicians play jazz. A few lost tourists turn up at the fishing harbour and are captivated by the atmosphere in the café. Real people, they think. A real place. On the other side of the mountain is the Blue Lagoon, the island’s great attraction. People from all over the world come in fascination to see the volcanoes, the ice and the genesis of the Earth. But now the mountain, the tourists and the lava field seem to increasingly push the whole town towards the sea.


Pepe Andreu (Elche, Spain. 1973) and Rafael Molés (Castellón, Spain. 1974) are directors, screenwriters and producers. Backed by twenty years' experience in television, since 2013 they have been directing and producing fictional documentaries, as well as TV and radio programmes, by means of the production company SUICAfilms. They have directed the full-length documentaries Five days to dance (2014), Sara Baras. Todas las voces (2016), Experimento Stuka (2018) and Picotazos contra el cristal (2019), all selected for and winners of awards at festivals such as Santa Barbara, DocsBarcelona and Krakow, among many others. Lobster Soup participated in 2018 in the San Sebastian Festival's Lau Haizetara Documentary Co-Production Forum, where it won the Ibaia and Treeline Distribution awards. 

Pepe Andreu , Rafael Molés
Pepe Andreu , Rafael Molés , Ólafur Rögnvaldsson, Arunas Matelis
Pepe Andreu, Rafael Molés
REC Grabaketa Estudioa SL
José Luis Rubio
Ólafur Rögnvaldsson
Studio Nominum
Algimante Mateliene
WIDE - International Sales & Production
José Luis González Iglesias
Sara Marco
Alberto R. Lucendo
Running Time
97 m.
Spain - Iceland - Lithuania
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