“In the Shadow of War” and Other Film Festivals

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“In the Shadow of War” and Other Film Festivals

The German film festival “Í skugga stríðs” (“In the Shadow of War”) opened in Reykjavík City Library in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut on Friday and will run through May 13.

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The films, which will be screened on the 5th floor in the library’s main building on Tryggvagata, provide a good insight into German cinema in post World War II years, both in East and West Germany, the library’s website states.

The films include Die Mörder sind unter uns, Abschied von Gestern (Anita G.) and Spur der Steine. Click here to read more about the films and program.

On Sunday at 8 pm the Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival will open in Bíó Paradís on Hverfisgata with the documentary Town of Runners by Jerry Rothwell, featuring three talented long-distance runners in Bekoji in southern Ethiopia, and the Icelandic short Krass by Tómas H. Jóhannesson about two brothers who operate a car wash and have to deal with a dodgy client with a fancy car.

The opening screenings will be preceded by a reception hosted by UN Women and W.O.M.E.N. at 7:30 pm, an association of women of foreign origin in Iceland. Admission to the event is free.

In other film festival news, the sixth annual Icelandic documentary festival Skjaldborg will take place in Patreksfjörður, the southern West Fjords, May 25-27.

Click here to read more about the Reykjavík Shorts & Docs Festival, which will run through May 9, and go to shortsdocsfest.com to learn more about its program.

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