Reykjavik IFF’s new section Emerging Master shows Benedek Fliegauf’s FOREST, DEALER and WOMB. The cinematic event hosted by Iceland’s capital city screens György Fehér’s legendary classic, TWILIGHT from 1990.
Recent Hungarian co-productions round up the strong Hungarian presence at the Reykjavik IFF this year.
Emerging Master: Benedek Fliegauf
“This is a new section. We are proud to select an up-and-coming director destined to leave an impressive mark on cinema. Benedek Fliegauf is a Hungarian director born in 1974, also involved in sound design and set design. Living in Budapest he is a leading figure of the new generation of Hungarian filmmakers. Fliegauf is a self-made man who never attended film school. Forest was his first feature, a nearly no-budget film, but its international success opened the way to bigger productions, such as Dealer. His latest film is Womb, a futuristic love story, and Fliegauf’s English language debut.” http://riff.is
Benedek Fliegauf will be in person in Reykjavik this weekend.
György Fehér’s Twilight (1990), a legendary classic of Hungarian cinematography, enriches the Icelandic festival special program.
Furthermore, the fest’s different sections include two European co-productions with Hungarian participants.
Mythberg Films’ The Camera Murderer (At/Hu/Ch) directed by Robert A. Pejó and Katapult Film’s Morgen (Ro/Fr/Hu), the first feature by Romanian director Marian Crisan take part of this year’s edition.
Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) was founded in 2004 by a group of film enthusiasts and professionals with the goal of creating an annual international film festival in Reykjavik. The aim is to establish a major film event to enrich and enliven the local film culture, but moreover, to become an international attraction. We believe that by building up an innovative film festival in Reykjavik, our foreign guests will have a unique opportunity to participate in an exciting cultural event, as well as visiting a country renowned for its natural wonders and dynamic culture.