Gnarr or how a comedian became the most politically feared man in Iceland.
A handfull of you might recognize the name from the local TV series Night Shift, Day Shift and Prison Shift and then the local box office giant Bjarnfredarson where he played one of the lead characters, a ultra radical communist who destroyed everything he touched.
Gnarr had an idea to form a political party to run for city council and gathered up his friends, artists and musicians to form The Best Party. To many this was a joke, a performance piece of sorts but because the people of Reykjavík were so desperate for change in government they would rather have an unqualified comedian to run things than have one of the old political parties in office. The Best Party won with a landslide last summer, gathering up almost fifty percent of the votes, pissing off the old timers in the political biz to no end and getting the world's attention.
Documentary filmmaker Gaukur Ulfarsson had the great idea to film Gnarr from the moment he decided to go for it and on 12th of november will premier his feature documentary that I'm pretty sure no other politician in the world would want to show to anyone.
Check out the subtitled trailer below and the Best Party's campaign song.