Reykjavik International Film Festival kicks off next week
RIFF, the Reykjavik International Film Festival starts on September 29th and takes place for eleven days filled with films and film-related events.
This year's guests of honouor are Darren Aronofsky, Deepa Mehta, Chloé Sevigny and Brontis Jodorowsky.
This is the thirteenth RIFF festival to take place in the city and this year's theme is peace and human rights. "RIFF has put an empasis on subjects that are of high importance at each time," says director Hrönn Marínósdóttir in an interiew with Morgunblaðið. "The films at the festival reflect modern society and it's important to discuss war, refugees and human rights from all aspects. These are tumultuous times and it's important to get to know other cultures to reduce prejudice and fear. "
Documentaries play a large part in the festival and according to Marinósdóttir, docs are enjoying great popularity at the moment.