Against the Current

Iceland, 88m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Opening Fri June 25 Tickets on sale Mon June 21.

Veiga Grétarsdóttir is the first person in the world to attempt to kayak the 1,300-mile circumference of Iceland, counter-clockwise and against the current, an achievement that has been compared to climbing K2. Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. By the age of 38, Veigar had a wife and family but decided that she could no longer live as a man and decided to undergo gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than the solo kayak expedition she undertakes. These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film follows her amazing 103-day journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition. A Zeitgeist Films release

In Icelandic with English subtitles

Official Selection: Reyjkavik International Film Festival

A film by Oskar Pall Sveinsson