Summer Film School Festival with focus on Iceland, 23 July to 1 August 2010 in Uherske Hradiste, Czech Republic
Is not a typical film festival – it´s primary aim is to educate the visitors through the film and offer them careful prepared programme-sections and retrospectives, significant international guests and rich accompanying programme.
Is second largest film festival in Czech republic (5000 unique visitors and 300 screened feature films in last two years).
Is organised by Association of Czech Film Clubs.
Programme-section Focus: Iceland will present relatively young cinema of Iceland. The range of this programme-section (30 feature films) is going to be unique within the territory of Czech republic and many of the films will be presented for the first time here. The collection of icelandic films has been prepared in colaboration with Embassy of Iceland in Vienna, General Consulate of Iceland in Prague, Icelandic Film Centre in Reykjavík, Icelandic Film Archive in Reykjavík and Scandinavian House in Prague.
Focus: Iceland will present the complete history of icelandic cinema from silent scandinavian coproductions shot on Iceland, through the first icelandic achievements in 80´s up to the present. Important part of the programme-section Focus: Iceland are thematical or genre film collections which are discovering typical elements of icelandic cinema – films according to old viking sagas, music films or typical comedies. The whole section will be completed with retrospectives of significant icelandic guests and rich accompanying programme (lectures, presentations, exhibitions, concerts).
Dagur Kári (*1973)
Native of Paris is representing the youngest generation of icelandic filmmakers, but has already directed 3 feature films and received 20 awards from film festivals all over the world. After his well acclaimed debut Noi the Albino, directed Kári his second film Grown-up People. His last film The Good Heart was made in american production, with actors Brian Cox and Paul Dano in leading roles.
Hrafn Gunnlaugsson (*1948)
This author is considered to be a founder of modern icelandic film: his „viking trilogy“ from the 80´s enrolled the first interantional succes of icelandic cinema. The films from the trilogy (When the Raven Flies, Shadow of the Raven, The White Viking) are inspired not only by old icelandic and scandinavian sagas, but also by movies of Akira Kurosawa or Sergio Leone.
Further information on www.acfk.cz