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Italian Horror Film Director Guest of Honor at RIFF

By Iceland Review

Italian horror film director, producer and screenwriter Dario Argento will be the guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which begins in Iceland’s capital on September 27, running through October 7.


Dario Argento. Source: Wikipedia.

At the festival, Argento will be rewarded for his lifetime achievement and a broad selection of his films will be screened, Morgunblaðið reports.

Argento launched his career in the late 1960s as a screenwriter and was one of the writers of the classic spaghetti western Once Upon a Time in the West (1968), directed by Sergio Leone and for which Ennio Morricone wrote the score.

In 1970 Argento directed his first film, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, which was of the genre giallo like other Italian thrillers that were popular at the time.

Five years later Argento made Profondo, which many movie enthusiasts consider to be the best giallo of all time. With the horror film Suspiria in 1977, Argento firmly established himself as a filmmaker.

His latest project is Dracula 3D, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Argento has always been eager to use the latest technology and this is his first film to be shot in 3D.


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