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Greek Films at Reykjavík International Film Festival

Friday, 03 October 2014

Reykjavík International Film Festival, starting on the 25th of September this year, will feature Greek films and a lecture about European War-European Peace.

The whole festival program can be found in http://issuu.com/riff2014/docs/riff_program_2014_f_net/1

Details about the Greek Films.

Xenia- After the death of his Albanian mother Dany, 16, leaves Crete to join his elder brother Odysseas, who lives in Athens. They decide to go look for their Greek father that they never met.
Bíó Paradís:
25.9 – 19:30
28.9 – 22:20
4.10 – 21:45

Lake Los Angeles- We follow the story of Francisco, a middle aged Cuban immigrant working in the desolate and haunting town of Lake Los Angeles, and Cecelia, a 10 year old Mexican girl who ends up there alone.
Bíó Paradís:
25.9 – 20:00
27.9 – 15:30
1.10 – 17:30


The Lesson- Nadezhda must find a way to avoid financial ruin and have her family out of their house. In a coll and stylistic tale of a womans' struggle we find out that maybe sometimes doing the wrong thing might lead to greater good.
Bíó Paradís:
27.9 – 23:00
30.9 – 18:00
2.10 – 13:30
5.10 – 19:30

Kismet-  explores the phenomenal success of Turkish soap operas from Turkey to the Middle East, North Africa and the Balkans. The film discovers how prime time Turkish soaps are breaking taboos and inspiring women to change their lives offering a good example.
Bíó Paradís:
26.9 – 00:00
30.9 – 15:30
4.10 – 22:15


Details about the festival


29. September
European War-European Peace
University Student Bar, 16.00-18.30
In the first half of the 20th Century, Europe tore itself apart in two bloody wars. Today, however, the continent is a model of co-operation and war is virtually unthinkable between the EU member states. Why did the Europeans behave so self-destructively and how did they learn to get along? Experts look at different aspects of European conflict and co-operation and then the first episode of 14 Diaries from the Great War will be shown, a brand new major TV series.

Guests:
Baldur Þórhallsson, professor of political science at the University of Iceland
Gerard Lemarquis, correspondent for Le Monde
Maximilian Conrad, assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland

Björn Teitsson, of the lemurinn website
Presented by Matthias Brinkmann, EU ambassador to Iceland

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