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Icelandic Films at London Festival, RIFF Underway

The feature films Eldfjall (Volcano) by director Rúnar Rúnarsson and Brim (Undercurrent) by director Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson will be screened at the London Film Festival October 12-27.

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From Volcano.

In other film news, the upcoming Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which runs September 22 to October 2, will showcase new films on the ongoing revolution in the Middle East, in the category “Arabian Spring”.

Screenings include the documentary Babylon and No More Fear, which features the revolution in Tunisia seen through the eyes of three different characters.

RIFF will also emphasize documentaries this year with five different categories, which focus on music, culture, food, the environment and human rights.

Films include Let England Shake by Seamus Murphy, which is based on the eponymous album by PJ Harvey and ipping Point by Tom Radford and Niobe Thompson, which documents the impacts of water pollution from oil sands in Alberta, Canada.

Also, the documentary El Bulli: Cooking in Progress about a restaurant of the same name in Catalonia, and its acclaimed master chef, Ferran Adriá, will be screened; a special El Bulli feast will be held at the restaurant Dill in connection with the screening.

At the festival, The RIFF 2011 Honorary Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cinema will be granted to Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr. Click here to read more about his achievements.

Click here to read other recent film news and here for further news on RIFF.

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