Posted by: Ben Hopkins | 07/09/2011

Two Icelandic titles at the 55th BFI London Film Festival

It’s been years since we last had a feature-length Icelandic title at the London Film Festival, yet 2011 delivers two with Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson’s Undercurrent and Rúnar Rúnarsson Volcano.

The winner of six Edda Awards, Undercurrent is an ensemble piece set on a decaying fishing trawler. It features notable Icelandic acting talent in the shape of Ingvar E. Sigurðsson and Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, and a score courtesy of Dagur Kari’s Slowdive. It’s showing at NFI1 on October 16th and 18th.

Described as “a fresh and poignant view of the passions, disappointments and challenges of old age”, Volcano earned helmer Rúnar Rúnarsson the Best Directing Award at the Transilvania International Film Festival. It’s showing at Vue Screen 3 on October 13th and 14th.

Tickets can be booked for both films right here.

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