Icelandic focus at Czech Summer Film School
by Annika Pham
The Association of Czech Film Clubs, which organises the Summer Film School in the Czech city of Uherske Hradistě from July 23-August 1, has chosen to this year focus on Icelandic cinema with 39 films spanning from 1919 to 2009.
The mini-Icelandic festival will pay tribute to Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, considered the father of contemporary Icelandic cinema, by screening 13 of his films; and Dagur Kári, representative of the younger generation, with his three films Noi Albinoi, Dark Horse [+see also:
film profile] and The Good Heart [+see also:
film profile]. Both directors will attend, along with Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, creator of the so-called Viking trilogy of the 1980s: When the Raven Flies, The Shade of the Raven and The White Viking.
Icelandic silent films, music films and comedies – from August Gudmundsson’s On Top (1982) to Baltasar Kormákur’s White Night Wedding [+see also:
film profile] (2008) – will complete the panorama of Icelandic film history.
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