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THE RIFT /Rökkur New Nordic Cinema

Fri—3-16-2018
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Courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures

FRI—March 16—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series pass $72 ($42 ASF Members)
109 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

In the most marvelous Icelandic landscapes, the stage is set for a dense psychological thriller following the ashes of a relationship.

Months after they’ve broken up, Gunnar is woken up late at night by a call from his former boyfriend, Einar, who is staying at his family’s summer home in Rökkur. When Einar confesses that he has the feeling he isn’t alone, Gunnar drives out to join him at the secluded and remote site settled among stunning Icelandic vistas.

As the two work to navigate their broken relationship and make amends with the past, knowing that they still haven’t gotten over one another, they must also come to terms with their own issues—as well as a mysterious stranger lurking outside the cabin. Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen skillfully maneuvers among suggestive moods in a drama flourishing in what’s left unsaid.

The director will be present for a Q&A at the film.

Icelandic events at Scandinavia House are made possible by the Consulate of Iceland in New York and Iceland Naturally in celebration of the centenary of Iceland’s independence and sovereignty.

About the Director

Erlingur Thoroddsen is an award winning writer and director born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a graduate from Columbia University’s MFA Film Directing Program.

Erlingur’s first feature, Child Eater, based on his short film, premiered as the closing night film of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival in 2016. His films have screened at various international festivals such as South By Southwest, Stockholm International Film Festival, Puchon International Film Festival and Screamfest. His second feature, Rökkur, premiered as the closing film of the 40th Göteborg International Festival in February 2017.

Iceland 100

In celebration of the centenary of Iceland’s independence and sovereignty, Scandinavia House and the Consulate of Iceland in New York bring you an Icelandic movie of the month through 2018.

For more about the centenary, please visit the website.

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