Flat-Charlestone

Ruth Hansen / Loftur Guðmundsson | 1927 | 3,5 mín

Fyrsta íslenska kvikmyndin eftir konu er fundin Hún er frá árinu 1927 og er dansmynd eftir Ruth Hanson, unnin í samstarfi við Loft Guðmundsson.

First Icelandic film by a woman. Dance film from 1927 created in collaboration with Loftur Gudmundsson. In 1927, she hired Loftur Guðmundsson, a well known photographer and filmmaker in Iceland, to assist her in making a dancing film where she performed Flat-Charleston with her 14-year old sister, Rigmor S. Hanson. The film was shown in theaters in December 1927

Ruth was of Danish descent, the daughter of merchant Hannes Snæbjörnsson Hanson and Gerda Hanson.[She studied dance and gymnastics in Denmark before returning back to Iceland in 1926. Shortly later she opened a dance school where she taught modern dance. She was a known swimmer and in 1927 she became the first woman, and the third person overall, to swim the Engeyjarsund, a swim route from Engey to Reykjavík.

Kvikmyndasafn Íslands – National Film Archive of Iceland  https://kvikmyndasafn.is/

KVIKMYNDASAFN ÍSLANDS  

A collaboration with the National Film Archive of Iceland.

Kvikmyndasafns Íslands er saga og þróun kvikmyndagerðar á Íslandi sem endurspegla íslenskan kvikmyndaarf.   Hreyfimyndahátíðin PCF mun bjóða uppá sýningar fyrir almenning á eldri og nýjum verkum Íslensku stuttmyndarinnar frá safninu, nú og á komandi hátíðum.

 

 

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