Chloë Sevigny is guest of honour at RIFF

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) kicks off on September 29th and the festival organisers have announced  that US actress and director Chloë Sevigny will be one of the guests of honour. 

Sevigny's short film, Kitty,premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, will be screened at RIFF. Darren Aronovsky and Deepa Metha are also guests of honour. 

Sevigny is born in 1974 and rose to fame after The New Yorker did a seven page feature on her as "the coolest girl in the world." She starred in the controversial Kids in 1995 and the Oscar nominated Boys Don't Cry, as well as Vincent Gallo's Brown Bunny from 2003.  She won a Golden Globe award in the series Big Love. 

Sevigny holds a fashion icon status and has also worked as a model and a fashion designer. 

Kitty is Sevigny's first film and will be competing for the award for best short film at RIFF in the international category. It tells the story of a girl who wants to turn into a kitten. 

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