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Icelandic film festival to be held in New Dehli

An Icelandic film festival is set to be held in New Dehli this week.

The festival includes a number of short and feature-length films from some of Iceland’s most prolific film directors, including Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson and Runar Runarsson.

The films that will be screening are:

  • Volcano: Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. When his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past.
  • Face to Face: Christmas is fast approaching in Reykjavík and Brynhildur has a lot to be happy about. She has lovely, caring parents, a kind-hearted best friend and a chance of landing the solo in the school choir’s Christmas concert. Brynhildur doesn’t get why Silja is so rotten to her and she tries to figure out a way for them to be friends instead.
  • The Homecoming: Gunnar is a sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books. His son, David, is 25 years old and returns home with a new girlfriend, after travelling through Europe with his friends. When Gunnar meets Sunna his life takes a quick turn and he is forced to face his deepest secrets.
  • Paris of the North: Hugi is a teacher in a small and remote village in the east of Iceland. He is quite content by himself among the mountains. But has he withdrawn too far? When Hugi receives a phone call from his estranged father announcing his arrival he is not too pleased. However, he decides to welcome him and soon regrets for it!
  • Reverse: Two childhood friends decide to drive around Iceland in reverse. Soon after their trip starts they find out that this was perhaps not the best idea in the world. Nothing goes as planned and almost everything goes wrong.

The Icelandic film festival will be held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture from the 9th to the 12th of November. The ambassador of Iceland, Gudmundur Arni Stefansson, will open the festival.

You can watch a trailer for Paris of the North below.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.