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Riff – Reykjavík International Film Festival kicked off yesterday and with a packed program consisting of 130 features, docs and Icelandic shorts, everyone should find a film or two at the festival. This year, large chunk of the films screened at the festivals are documentaries, which is different from previous RIFF festivals when the focus was more on feature films. This is good news to the documentary lovers in Iceland, especially since many of the documentary titles are awarded documentaries and much awaited titles.
In collaboration with Snoop-Around, Docs & Film Festivals will be reporting from RIFF with photos, video interviews and more. Snoop-Around is a photo/interview website based in Reykjavík, that visits creative people´s homes, work or studio spaces and brings to light a unique view of their lives, through photos of their habitat, complimented with an in-depth interview and/or video. Check out their cool website for interviews with inspiring people.
Information about all films and schedule can be found on the festival website. All changes of the schedule are updated daily on the festival´s website so make sure to check the website before you go to the cinemas. Also, those with iPhones and Android smartphones should download the festival app – a great tool to make your own personalized schedule, to make sure you won´t miss anything.
Here are some of this weekend´s highlights:
Friday 28th of September:
Dreams of a life (dir. Carol Morley, 2011) – 17:30 @Háskólabíó #3 followed by a Q&A
Meet the Fokkens (dir. Gabrielle Provaas, Rob Schröder) – 18:00 @Bíó Paradýs #2 followed by a Q&A
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope (dir. Morgan Spurlock, 2011) – 20:00 @Bíó Paradís #1
Saturday 29th of September:
¡Vivan las antipodas! (dir. Viktor Kossakovsky, 2011) – 16:00 @Háskólabíó #2
Mustafa´s Sweet Dreams (dir. Angelos Abazoglou, 2012) – 16:00 @Háskólabíó #3
Planet of Snail(dir.Seung-Jun Yi) – 19:00 @Bíó Paradís #4
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (dir. Matthew Akers) – 18:00 @Háskólabíó #2 followed by Q&A
Sunday 30th of September:
Ai Wei Wei: Never Story (dir. Alison Klayman, 2012) – 16:00 @Háskólabíó #2
The Law in these parts (dir. Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, 2011) – 16:00 @Bíó Paradís #2
Searching for Sugar man (dir. Malik Bendjelloul, 2012) – 20:15 @Háskólabíó #2
Enjoy your RIFF weekend!