A Song Called Hate

A group of performance artists from Iceland

Iceland | 2021 | 90 min. | Anna Hildur

Opens March 4, 2022

Tales of Europe

200 million are watching! This is the reality facing Hatari, a group of performance artists from Iceland, when they decide to enter Eurovision. But the stunt quickly goes too far when they are selected to represent Iceland at the 2019 Song Contest.

Now Hatari are destined to travel to Tel Aviv, Israel, to represent their tiny country on the world stage. Faced with the pressing political context of the Israel-Palestine conflict, Hatari resolve to do something; to try to make a difference.

Hatari (Icelandic for “Hater”) declare themselves “an award winning, anti-capitalist, BDSM, techno band.” They turn heads and open minds with their full-on antics. But can they use their art to contribute to this critical debate? Or will their message fail to pierce the shiny bubble created by Eurovision?

As Hatari try to change the world, A Song Called Hate charts how this journey changes them.

  • Director: Anna Hildur
  • Principal Cast: Matthías Tryggvi Harladsson, Klemens Nikulásson Hannigan, Einar Hrafn Stefánsson
  • Country: Iceland
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 90 min.
  • Producer: Anna Hildur
  • Screenplay: Anna Hildur, Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard
  • Cinematographers: Baldvin Vernhardsson
  • Editors: Olly Stothert
  • Language: English, Icelandic, Arabic, Hebrew