For the last 10 years Bio Paradis has had a special place for both students and staff of The Icelandic Film School. Every Friday our students have flocked there for film history, and to watch carefully chosen films that have completely changed the genre of film making.
Our students have had the opportunity to watch these films in the highest possible quality in a film theater. These classes are of course a basic necessity in the education of Icelandic film makers.
At the end of each semester we celebrate our “harvest” in Bio Paradis. For a whole week our students show the fruit of their efforts on the same screen where they watched the masterpieces. At the end of the week of premieres our students graduate from the school in a festive ceremony, and of course in a film theater.
We challenge both the government and the city to find a workable solution to this problem and save Bio Paradis.
This cultural home of films is simply to important to vanish from our society.
On behalf of The Icelandic Film School,
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, Director