The British director James Marsh, who won the Oscar for the documentary Man On Wire in 2008 will be among guests at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), September 22-October 2.
A special category at RIFF will be dedicated to Marsh’s films, including Wisconsin Death Trip and Project Nim. After the screening of his films, the director will answer questions from spectators, as stated in a press release.
In other RIFF news, The Neverending Story, the classic adventure film from 1984, will be screened at the festival’s annual swimming pool theater, which will take place inside Laugardalslaug this year.
At the swimming pool a fantasy world will be created to fit the movie’s atmosphere and after the screening surprise musicians will perform the movie’s title song, made world famous by Limahl at the time.
A pre-sale of tickets to the swimming pool screening has been launched on the festival’s website, riff.is, where the program will also be posted and updated in due course.