09.09.2009

Icelandic short films at the London Film Festival

The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival
Wednesday 14 October to Thursday 29 October 2009

The Festival is one of Europe's leading public film events, showcasing the best new cinema from around the world and bringing a wealth of film talent and industry professionals to the capital.

Visit www.bfi.org.uk/lff to see the full programme of feature films, shorts, documentaries and archive restorations to be presented at this year's Festival, along with an exciting line-up of gala screenings and special events. Amongst this programme, the LFF are delighted to present Icelandic short films, The Nail and Committed.

Committed, Njálsgata, 18 min, Director Isold Uggadóttir will be shown in the selection "The Young" at BFI Soutbank Sat 17 Oct 16:00 NFT2; Sun 18 Oct 16:15 NFT3

The Nail, Naglinn, 16 min, Director Benedikt Erlingsson will be shown in the selection "People are strange" at BFI Southbank Thu 15Oct 14:00 NTT3; Sun 18 Oct 14:00 NFT3


The Festival screenings will take place at a host of venues across the capital - BFI Southbank, Odeon Leicester Square, Vue West End, ICA, Curzon Mayfair and Ritzy. Returning for the sixth year is Film in the City, bringing films beyond central London to the Tricycle, Rich Mix, Greenwich Picturehouses, Rio, Phoenix, Watermans, David Lean and Genesis.

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Films
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The Nail Naglinn Dir Benedikt Erlingsson | Iceland 2008 | 16min
An important man suffers a freak accident which alters his personality and unleashes his inner beast.
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Committed Dir Isold Uggadottir │ Iceland │ 19min
Eva and Vidar take their relationship to the next level as they move in together, but conquering insecurities is easier said than done.
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