Author: - The Reykjavik Grapevine

A Twilight Portrait Of This Year’s RIFF

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Some afterthoughts on the Reykjavik International Film FestivalFor me, the last two weeks of September were all about RIFF. A…

Eyjafjallajökull: Beautiful As Hell

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Jumping up and down, we cross rivers on our fourwheel drive jeep, the majestic Mýrdalsjökull glacier on the right, the…

A Meeting of Iceland’s hottest bands

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Árni Sveinsson’s film ‘Backyard’ makes Iceland’s music scene feel like a big happy family. The story goes like this: Árni…

Sexy Italy

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The curtains open and we find ourselves in the middle of a porn scene. Platinum blondes, dressed in colourful plastic-clothes,…

‘The Four Times’

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It is in every film critic’s unwritten code of honour not to give away the entire movie in their review….

Iðnó – Saturday

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Photo by Hvalreki Not very typically Airwaves-like, the first show of the day featured not a rock band but a…

Tjarnarbíó – Friday

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Emo-Hip Hop Two men on stage and no more than twenty people in the audience, this is how Friday night…

Sódóma – Thursday

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Photo by Hörður Sveinsson Dressed in black, white and red wearing gelled quiffs and bringing an upright black bass along,…

RIFF 2010 For Dummies

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So you missed the Reykjavík International Film Festival this year but you want to pretend you were there to impress…

Fake Orgasms

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One night at RIFF I went to a Fake Orgasm Contest, an off-venue event, where girls (and a couple of…

And the Golden Puffin Goes to…

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This year’s RIFF is coming to an end and the jurors have decided on which films to reward this year….

Jim Jarmusch on…

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“I’m not an analytical person and I don’t really analyse what my films mean or what their intention is. I’m…

Dinner Party In Faxaflói Bay

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We knew we were in the right place as we spotted a bunch of funny looking tourists dressed up in…

Cinema Paradiso

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A few left over champagne glasses on the counter are the sole evidence of the previous night’s big opening party…

Porn Is Film Also

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When I think about cinema, movies and film festivals, porn isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. Porn is…

Some Like It Cold

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It sounded like so much fun: watching a classic movie while splashing about in Sundhöllin, Reykjavík’s oldest swimming pool. After…

New Visions

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Twelve up-and-coming directors will present their first or second films in the ‘New Visions’ category at The Reykjavík International Film…

The Seven-Year Itch?

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This year, from September 23rd to October 3rd, the Reykjavík International Film Festival will be held for the seventh time….

Cinephiles Rejoice

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Summer is nice and all, with all its sunshine and what not. But there is something missing. Films in particular….

Things to do in Þórshöfn

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10:30 The eagle has landed Looking out of the window, the shadow of our airplane is shrinking. Below us is…

Krua Thai

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With watering mouths, my date and I arrived at Krua Thai. On our way  to the harbour, where the restaurant …

Bjarnfreðarson

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Georg Bjarnfreðarson is a fucked up, middle aged lunatic. And he’s in prison for murdering a woman. But, after Georg…

Snorkelling in Between Two Continents

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Mother Earth is a stable, solid rock – that has always been something I was sure of. Walking on this…