Stockfish European Film Festival in Reykjavik proudly presents the first five films of the festival program – but in total they will number around thirty.
There will be a Chinese psychological thriller that won at last year’s Berlinale, a 3D film by one of cinema‘s grandmasters, Jean-Luc Godard, a realistic French drama about a middle-aged French barmaid which won two awards at Cannes last year, a comedy about a controversial French author who is kidnapped and one of this year’s nominees for the Best Foreign Films Oscar, an Argentinean anthology film composed of six stories about revenge.
The five films are the following:
An Argentinean film nominated as the Best Foreign Film at this year’s Academy Awards. It was also in the main competition at Cannes last year. The film consist of six short stories who all focus on revenge in some way, where ghosts of the past, tragedy and violence play loose in stories that are full of pitch-black humour.
The film won two awards at last year’s Cannes Film Festival where it opened the Un Certain Regard sidebar. It‘s the debut feature of three young directors and tells the story of sixty year old barmaid Angelique. She gets a chance to turn her back on years of partying when one of the regulars asks her to marry him.
Black Coal, Thin Ice won the Golden Bear at last year’s Berlinale. It takes place in small town Northern-China in 1999 and 2004 where one strange murder leads to another. A must-see tale of mystery and intrigue.
Goodbye to Language 3D is the most recent film from 84 year old master of cinema Jean-Luc Godard. This is his first 3D picture and he manages to use the format in a way never seen before. Won the Jury Prize in Cannes last year.
A fantastic comedy about rascals who kidnap French author Michel Houellebecq (playing himself) – but soon feel a bit kidnapped themselves by the victim. The film won the screenplay price at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and was also nominated as the best film at the same festival.