dir. David Kessler, US/Iceland, 2013, HD, 15 min.

Lopapeysa, a short film by David Scott Kessler merges travel log with surreal fantasy. Primarily shot during a one month artist residency in Iceland, the film explores the mindset of a traveler guided by a longing to fully experience an unknown place - led by his own preconceived ideas and the landscape’s ubiquitous influence. Often eschewing facts and authenticity, the film seeks to preserve the wonder of first exploration, a naive beauty difficult to recapture and often lost to familiarity.


Lopapeysa features an original score by Mary Lattimore and Benjamin Warfield.

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