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Reykjavik International Film Festival Spotlights European/American Titles in Competition

By Indiewire | Indiewire September 28, 2006 at 12:51PM

Fourteen films from first and second-time directors will compete for the "Discovery of the Year" award at the 2nd Reykjavik International Film Festival (September 28 - October 8). Among the titles vying are "Shortbus" by John Cameron Mitchell (US), So Yong Kim's "In Between Days" (US/Canada/Korea), Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby" (US), Gyorgy Palfi's "Taxidermia" (Hungary), "12:08 East of Bucharest" by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania), and the European debut of "Four Minutes" by Chris Kraus. In other highlights, Yoko Ono will travel to the Icelandic capital for a screening of directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld's doc, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" as well as her short "Onochord." Icleand's President, will present Canadian director Atom Egoyan with the festival's creative excellency award, while Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov will be RIFF's "honorary guest." Visit the festival's website for more information and a full line up. [indieWIRE's Brian Brooks will report from the Reykjavik International Film Festival.]
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Fourteen films from first and second-time directors will compete for the "Discovery of the Year" award at the 2nd Reykjavik International Film Festival (September 28 - October 8). Among the titles vying are "Shortbus" by John Cameron Mitchell (US), So Yong Kim's "In Between Days" (US/Canada/Korea), Laurie Collyer's "Sherrybaby" (US), Gyorgy Palfi's "Taxidermia" (Hungary), "12:08 East of Bucharest" by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania), and the European debut of "Four Minutes" by Chris Kraus. In other highlights, Yoko Ono will travel to the Icelandic capital for a screening of directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld's doc, "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" as well as her short "Onochord." Icleand's President, will present Canadian director Atom Egoyan with the festival's creative excellency award, while Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Sokurov will be RIFF's "honorary guest." Visit the festival's website for more information and a full line up. [indieWIRE's Brian Brooks will report from the Reykjavik International Film Festival.]







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