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Icelandic Movies Screened at Polish Film Festival

By Iceland Review

During the 17th annual International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, held in Poland’s film capital Lodz, November 28 to December 5, a host of Icelandic films will be screened in a special Icelandic Cinema Review program.

From 101 Reykjavík. Courtesy of the Icelandic Film Center.

“Iceland – a beautiful, mysterious and full of contrasts country on the edge of the world, yet considered a part of Europe. Despite rich and unique cultural tradition, the island made its debut in cinema relatively late, as the first domestic feature film production was presented to Icelanders only in 1949,” the festival’s website reads.

“Local film industry did not actually exist until the 1970s, and the rest of the world heard about it for the first time only 17 years ago thanks to the Oscar nomination for the 1992 Best Foreign Language Film for Fridrik Thór Fridriksson’s Children of Nature (Börn náttúrunnar, 1991), which was also generously awarded at international festivals,” the website states.

Children of Nature is one of the films screened during the festival. Others include Baltasar Kormákur’s 101 Reykjavík (2000), Ragnar Bragason’s Children (2006), Dagur Kári’s Nói the Albino (2003) and Fridriksson’s Angels of the Universe (2000).

The Icelandic Cinema Review is organized in collaboration with the Icelandic Film Center and with the support of ISLANDIA.org.pl.

Click here to read more about the festival.

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