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Greenlandic Thriller Opens in Iceland, Short Film Fest

skuggarnir-i-fjollunum_postThe Greenlandic horror film Qaqqat Alanngui (“The Shadows in the Mountains”; 2011), directed by Malik Kleist and shot by Icelandic cameraman Freyr Líndal Sævarsson, will premiere in Iceland in Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík on Friday, January 27.

It is the second Greenland-produced film which has obtained funding and is the most popular film ever screened in Greenlandic cinemas, as stated in a press release.

Approximately 18,000 people have seen the movie in Greenland, which only has a population of 50,000. In the capital Nuuk, 8,000 out of its 15,000 habitants, went to see the movie.

It features a group of Greenlandic youngsters who go on a graduation trip to a mountain cabin far from human settlements. Soon they realize that they aren’t alone and a battle for life and death begins.

Also in Bíó Paradís: Ljósvakaljóð, a short film festival for young filmmakers, ages 15 to 25, will take place on Saturday. Admission is free.

Icelandic actor-director Baltasar Kormákur will be the guest of honor at the festival. Almost 40 short films and 30 screenplays were submitted, Morgunblaðið reports.

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