Whale Valley

Set on a remote farm in the Westfjords of Iceland, this short film by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson focuses on an event that marks a turning point in the lives of two brothers.

Whale Valley world premiered in the Official Competition of the 66th Cannes Film Festival 2013, where it received a Special Mention. Since then it has won over 50 international awards.

Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.

Aerial views of aurora borealis in Iceland

If you are lucky enough to be located in the Northern Hemisphere, right now is the perfect time of year to see the aurora borealis. Known in Shetland and Orkney as the mirrie dancers, and in other places as the northern lights, the aurora decorate the night sky in an array of vivid colours, usually green but sometimes red, yellow, blue and violet.

For those of us not in the far north, the Icelandic creative genius known as O Z Z O photography has made a short film with a drone camera showing the aurora illuminating his native landscape. We can't think of a better way to spend a dreamy few minutes.