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German Film Festival Begins in Reykjavík

The Reykjavík German Film Festival 2013 opened for the third time on Thursday evening.


The event, held by Bíó Paradís and the Goethe Institut Dänemark, runs until March 24.

Hannah Arendt was this year’s opening film. The film tracks the life of the woman who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Other films include drama Barbara, which won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012; psychological drama Cracks in the Shell (Die Unsichtbare); This Ain’t California, a documentary about roller boarding; Heavy Girls (Dicke Mädchen), the

story of Sven and his dementia suffering mother and her married male homecare worker; Kill Me (Töte mich), a drama about an escaped convict, and tragicomedy Hotel Lux, set in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.

Films are in German with English subtitles.

Visit for trailers and event details.

In other film related news, the documentary Fit Hostel: Refugee Camp Iceland premiered on Wednesday. The film tells the stories of several asylum seekers, housed at the hostel while they wait for their applications for asylum to be processed.


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