PODCAST: Episode 11, Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, The Flatey Enigma

Examining Icelandic lore and a murder mystery in remote Flatey.

We go back to Iceland for our next podcast to talk to the writer of the four-part The Flatey Enigma.

Starring Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir as Jóhanna, it tells the story of a single mother who’s forced to go back to her home island of Flatey to tie up her late father’s estate in the early 1970s. There, she encounters prejudice, becomes prime suspect in a murder case and tries to work out an ancient what her linguist professor had been working on prior to his death.

A heady mixture.

Paul talks to writer Margrét Örnólfsdóttir about how storytelling is still so important in Icelandic culture and how the island has changed.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlotte Carling says:

    Great one Paul, very interesting to hear from Margrét Örnólfsdóttir.

    I love how well the series is made with every detail creating a tangible atmosphere of narrow minded insularity and misogyny. Of course, Jóhnna’s defiance and disregard for the local’s raised eyebrows and shaking heads provides a man character that is easy to admire and root for. Like that scene where the rev asks about her son’s name and without missing a beat tells him it’s Jóhannuson. So simple, yet conveying so much. Brilliant.

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  2. john swain says:

    I have been watching the following HBO series ‘Our Boys’and really liked it, not quite a “mystery” show but a very well acted and storied tale.

    love your Killing Times posts and really appreciate your work and efforts. john swa


    1. Paul Hirons says:

      Thanks John!


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