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Tulpan Receives Golden Puffin at RIFF

Russian-Kazakhstani movie Tulpan by Sergey Dvortsevoy received the highest prize of the Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), the Golden Puffin, at an award ceremony in whale watching ship Aegisgardur on Saturday.

The festival officially ended yesterday, but Tulpan will be screened again tonight in Regnboginn cinema in central Reykjavík at 8 pm.

The jury described the film as a charming, straightforward story told with humor and warmth, a story close to the heart despite coming from a culture very different from that of Iceland. The jury especially commended the beautiful cinematography and the convincing acting.

Other films that were rewarded include Slovakian Blind Loves by Juraj Lehotsky, Swiss-French-Belgian Home by Ursula Meier, Bosnia-Herzegovinan Snow by Aida Begic and Canadian She’s a Boy I Knew by Gwen Haworth.

RIFF is becoming more popular every year. More than 300 people visited Iceland because of the festival this year, 50 of who were directors and producers.

Click here to read more about the films screened at RIFF.

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