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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.

Iceland Airwaves crowd

Iceland Airwaves Announces More Artists

The Iceland Airwaves music festival announced more artists for this year’s line-up yesterday. The latest international additions are: Anna Calvi (U.K.), How To Dress Well (U.S.) and Eskmo (U.S.).

Ólafur Elíasson

Ólafur Elíasson Helps to Share the Light

Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson was recently named one of Complex Magazine’s ‘15 Most Important Visual Artists of 2014 (So Far)’ in part due to his latest project: a solar-powered LED lamp.

Vonarstræti film poster

Vonarstræti to Be Screened at Toronto

The film Vonarstræti (English title: Life in a Fishbowl) by Icelandic director Baldvin Z will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. TIFF is one of the largest film festivals in North America.

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