Wednesday, September 24, 2008

5th Reykjavik International Film Festival

This is truly a festival full of activities beyond cinema with an interesting program that include the following movies in the New Vision section.

Afterschool, Antonio Campos, USA, 2008
A Zona (Uprising), Sandro Agular, Portugal, 2008
El Cant Dels Ocells (Birdsong), Albert Serra, Spain, 2008
Fekete fehér (Without Mercy), Elemér Ragályi, Hungary, 2008
Home, Ursula Meier, Switzerland, France and Belgium, 2008
Istoria 52 (Tale 52), Alexis Alexlou, Greece, 2008
Le Jour Avant le Lendemain (Before Tomorrow), Marie-Heléne Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu, Canada, 2008
Lønsj (Cold Lunch), Eva Sørhaug, Norway, 2008
Otryv (Soar),Alexander Mindadze, Russia, 2007
Slepe lásky (Blind Loves), Juraj Lehotsky, Slovakia, 2008
Snijeg (Snow), Aida Begic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and France, 2008
Tulpan, Sergey Dvortsevoy, Kazakhstan and Russia, 2008
Valu (The Wild Bull), Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, India, 2008
Zift, Javor Gardev, Bulgaria, 2008

If you have access to this fest besides the very good mainstream movies they will show in several programs, I recommend you do not miss the screening of the following movies that I'm so looking forward to be able to see.

Il y a longtemps que je t´aime, Philippe Claudel, France, 2008
Piao Lang Qing Chun (Drifting Flowers), Zero Chou, Taiwan, 2008
Dos Miradas (Two Looks), Sergio Candel, Spain, 2007
Leonera (Lion’s Den), Pablo Trapero, Argentina, 2008

If you want to check the complete program go here.

The fest will honor the following recipients.
Creative Excellency Award: Artist (photography & video) Shirin Neshat, Iran
Lifetime Achievement Award: Director Costa-Gravras

To browse the fest site please go here. The fest runs from tomorrow to October 5th.

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