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VOLCANO at 23rd PSIFF

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VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011), Iceland's official Oscar entry for 2012 screened this week at the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in ...

VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011)

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 Few films can boast such raw and gritty realism as VOLCANO (ELDFJALL, Iceland, 2011). While the film is set in its native Iceland, it is a far cry from the expansive Nordic Eden we have been exposed to after Eastwood's FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS (2006) and TOMB RAIDER (2001), with VOLCANO exposing the more tangible truth of everyday life in Iceland of a fisherman (Hannes) and his wife and the driest peak in their lives, where everything they once knew is about to erupt and explode into an even tough...

At dinner, RIFF 2011

With so much percipitation outside, one thing to do a lot of in Iceland is EAT! and so we did :-)dinner in Reykjavik, RIFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon

RIFF scenery 2011

Fantastic Iceland scenery...The Blue Lagoon. RIFF 2011photo by Vanessa McMahon 

RIFF 2011 awards and coverage

A cozy situation in the president of Iceland's house... President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Bela Tarr, IndieWire's Alena and the beautiful house pet :-) photo by Vanessa McMahon

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Posing for photos in the president's house during RIFF 2011.photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr's Puffin Statue

Bela Tarr's Puffin Statue for Lifetime Achievement awarded by the Icelandic president, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson  photo by Vanessa McMahon  

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Reykjavik during RIFF, 2011. Film press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians gathered to celebrate the event. In this photo, Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Reykjavik during RIFF, 2011. Film press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians gathered to celebrate the event. In this photo, Bela Tarr and president of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.  photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award at RIFF

Director Bela Tarr receives lifetime achievement award at president of Iceland (Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson) house during RIFF. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Bela Tarr received lifetime achievement award

Director Bela Tarr receives lifetime achievement award at president of Iceland (Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson) house during RIFF. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

The president of Iceland and me :-) During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland. photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Ania and Stjepan

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

me and the Iceland flag

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

meeting and greeting the president of Iceland

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The press at RIFF

The press gather at the president's house.  During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

The president's desk

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland.photo by Vanessa McMahon

In Iceland's president's house with RIFF

During RIFF, press, filmmakers, civilians and politicians came together to celebrate film in Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson's (the president of Iceland) house where the legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr received a lifetime achievement award from the people of Iceland. photo by Vanessa McMahon

Volcano at RIFF 2011

Iceland native Director/Writer FIPRESCI AWARD International Critic’s AwardIcelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson´s VOLCANO (Eldfjall).Jury Statement"For the sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal, built on powerful acting, of themes that are not usually the focus of filmmaking: aging with dignity in an intimate relationship, dealing with severe illness, caring and dying."Films from the New Visions program

Rúnar Rúnarsson and VOLCANO at RIFF

Iceland native Director/Writer FIPRESCI AWARD International Critic’s AwardIcelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson´s VOLCANO (Eldfjall).Jury Statement"For the sensitive yet unsentimental portrayal, built on powerful acting, of themes that are not usually the focus of filmmaking: aging with dignity in an intimate relationship, dealing with severe illness, caring and dying."Films from the New Visions program

Beautiful Iceland

While in town for the 8th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival, RIFF, some stunning Icelandic sightseeing was imperative.  photos by Vanessa McMahon 

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson: "“Long winters in Iceland predispose to creative work"

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Fridrik Thor FridrikssonThe Chairman of the International Jury Fridrik Thor Fridriksson is a phenomenal storyteller – not only in his films but also in an informal chat. On the day of the first show of his film Mamma Gogo at Sofia International Film Festival, we managed to have a  ‘walk and talk’ at high speed through his works, which have enriched the history of the cinema with masterpieces like Devil’s Island,  Cold Fever and the  well-known in Bulgaria Angels of the Universe, Nic...

Deadline coming up for an Icelandic film festival

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Send your film to the Northern Wave International film festival in Iceland. The deadline for all shorts is the 1st of January.  An 80.000 krónur award for the best international short film. Check out the entry form on www.northernwavefestival.com ...

Deadline extended. Send your film to Iceland

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The deadline for the Northern Wave International Film Festival has been extended until the 1st. of January 2011. Check out the entry form on northernwavefestival.com ...

Last day to send your film to Iceland

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Today is the last day to submit a short film to the Northern Wave Film Festival in Iceland. Check you the webpage and fill out the entry form at www.northernwavefestival.com ...

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