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Iceland International Film Festival to open on August 30th

Sunday, 27 August 2006

FactotumIceland International Film Festival will screen over 30 titles during August 30th-September 21st. The opening film is Factotum by Bent Hamer and produced by Jim Stark. The film stars Matt Dillon and Marisa Tomei. All four will be present at the premiere in Reykjavik on August 30th. The festival includes two Icelandic bows, Beowulf and Grendel by Sturla Gunnarsson (an Icelandic/Canadian/British co-production) and Children by Ragnar Bragason, which was one of the most talked about films at the recent Haugesund festival in Norway and will be featured at the forthcoming San Sebastian festival in Spain. Among the strong line-up are Almodovar’s Volver, Ken Loach’s Palm d’ Or winner The Wind that Shakes the Barley and Foreign Oscar winner Tsotsi. Hot docs Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and An Inconvenient Truth with Al Gore will also be screened at the three week festival.

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