BFI London Film Festival 2017

4-15 October 2017

The 61st BFI London Film Festival hits cinemas across the city from 4-15 October. See the full programme here and check out this year's Icelandic highlights below:

RIFT (5, 7 and 8 October)
Months after they broke up, Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar. He sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself. Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their broken relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

Director/screenplay: Erlingur Thoroddsen, Iceland.
Produced by: Baldvin Kári Sveinbjörnsson, Búi Baldvinsson, Erlingur Thoroddsen
Starring: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Guðmundur Ólafsson, Anna Eva Steindórsdóttir, Jóhann Kristófer Stefánsson, Böðvar Óttar Steindórsson

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Cubs (10 and 13 October)
Ungar (2016)
Part of Heading for that Adult Crash.
A single father wants to fulfil his young daughter's wish to throw a slumber party for her friends, but it turns out to be more of a challenge than he thought.

Director: Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Iceland, 19 min.

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Winter Brothers (10,  12 and 13 October)
Two quarry-worker brothers are swept into a vicious feud in this intensely performed and aesthetically distinctive debut, featureing House of Cards' and The Killing's  Lars Mikkelsen.

Director: Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark/Iceland, 2017.
Produced by: Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason
Starring: Elliot Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Lars Mikkelsen.

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