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Ruben Östlund

Ruben Östlund RIFF Guest of Honor

Swedish film director Ruben Östlund will be a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), which starts on Thursday.

Icelandic filmmaker Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.

New Film Festival to Launch in Reykjavík

A new film festival, led by Icelandic film director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, will be launched in Reykjavík this winter. The festival aims to showcase the country as a key destination for foreign film and television shoots as well as shine a spotlight on local talent.

A poster for play Segulsvið.

All-Icelandic Theater Winter

For the first time in its history, Þjóðleikhúsið, the Icelandic National Theater, presents an all-Icelandic winter season schedule: all plays premiered are in Icelandic.

Birthday cake.

Icelandic Siblings Turn 1,000 Years Old

The 16 siblings from the farm Kjóastaðir in Biskupstungur, South Iceland, the oldest of whom is 73 and the youngest of whom, Sigríður Jónasdóttir, turned 48 on Tuesday, have reached the milestone of becoming 1,000 years old when their ages are combined.

From the film Boyhood.

RIFF Releases 2014 Program

The Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF) released its 2014 program at a press conference yesterday. The event, which this year takes place between September 25 and October 5, showcases over 100 dramas and non-fiction films from over 40 countries.

Vonarstræti film poster

Two Icelandic Films among EFA Selection

Two Icelandic films, Of Horses and Men by Benedikt Erlingsson and Life in a Fishbowl by Baldvín Z, are among the 50 films on recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards.

From the film 'Land Ho.'

RIFF Announces Opening Film

Land Ho! from the U.S. is the opening film at the 2014 Reykjavík International Film Festival (RIFF), running from September 25 to October 5. It chronicles two older men attempting to recapture their youth while on a trip in Iceland.

New Year's Eve on the Reykjavík Pond

Vote for Best Iceland Photo 2014

We had a seven-round photo competition and picked a winner in each category. Now we are finally getting to the very last part. Photo of the Year; the ‘Best of the Best’ of our readers' photos.

A mural by Erró in Breiðholt, Reykjavík.

Mural by Erró Unveiled in Reykjavík District

A 300-square-meter mural of a painting by Icelandic postmodern artist Erró was unveiled in Reykjavík district Breiðholt on Saturday. It was a complicated project, both in colors and form, said Helgi Grétar Kristinsson.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh RIFF’s Guest of Honor

British director Mike Leigh has been announced as a guest of honor at this year’s Reykjavík Film Festival (RIFF), which runs September 25 to October 5.

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