News from Reykjavik Film Festival

The 10th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) started yesterday. The festival runs until Sunday October 6th and takes place in Reykjavik’s trendy downtown area.


The Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a bang. The programme includes twelve films by up and coming directors, which will compete for The Golden Puffin in the “New Visions” category. Special events include a cinema screening inside a cave and in a swimming pool with hot water.

Pool movie screening during a past edition of RIFF

There will be a wide selection of movies from established and new directors, and on the 30th of September the movie Hvalfjörður (Whale Valley) will have its Icelandic premiere. The short film by Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson is the first Icelandic film to be awarded at Cannes Film Festival, where it won an award in the category of short films. The film observes the relationship between two brothers who live in the Whale Valley with their parents. We follow the family life through the eyes of the younger brother, when unexpected events are about to mark their fate.

Hvalfjörður (Whale Valley)

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