From Iceland — Women Taking Over Áramótaskaupið

Women Taking Over Áramótaskaupið

Published September 10, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Still From Áramótaskaupið 2013

Director Silja Hauksdóttir has been hired to direct this year’s Áramótaskaup, reports RÚV.

Áramótaskaupið is an annual comedy revue screened on RÚV each New Year’s Eve. Tuning in to watch actors and actresses mock the major news events of the year gone by, is an old and honoured Icelandic tradition.

This is the second time Silja directs Áramótaskaupið, the last time she did so was in 2008.

Women will be writing the revue this year. Filming will begin in November and the group has already begun picking out news stories.

The stories chosen however, and Áramótaskaupið in general, remains a closely guarded secret.

Icelanders can be a tough crowd to please where Áramótaskaupið is concerned though Silja says she is not worried.

“I’m not nervous,” said Silja. “This will just be really fun.”

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