RIFT

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NEW YORK PREMIERE

Gunnar (Bjorn Stefansson) is happily in a new relationship. A phone call from an old boyfriend, Einar (Sigurdur Thor Oskarsson), however, makes him question his situation. Ready for answers, Gunnar visits Einar at the latter’s home in a scenic Icelandic outpost. The two former lovers quickly rekindle their friendship that anchored their romance. But strange occurrences, from disturbing noises to a mysterious red figure marauding outside, throw their reignited connection into a dangerous tailspin.

As part of our inaugural 2016 festival, BHFF was proud to world premiere Erlingur Thoroddsen’s monster movie/slasher hybrid CHILD EATER. With RIFT, the young Icelandic filmmaker has incredibly upped his game. Whereas CHILD EATER was down-and-dirty, Thoroddsen’s follow-up is atmospheric and restrained, channeling Nicolas Roeg and Robert Wise. RIFT, which won Outfest’s Artistic Vision award, cements the director as one to watch. —Matt Barone

Director: Erlingur Thoroddsen
Cast:
Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Guðmundur Ólafsson
Producer:
Baldvin Kári Sveinbjörnsson, Búi Baldvinsson, Erlingur Thoroddsen
Screenwriter: Erlingur Thoroddsen
Year: 
2017
Length: 
111 Minutes
Country: 
Iceland
Language: 
Icelandic (with English subtitles)

Premiere Status
New York Premiere

Special Guest
Erlingur Thoroddson (10/13 only)

Presented by
Newfest

Venue
Wythe Hotel Cinema 10/13
Video Revival 10/14

Time
10/13: 8:40PM
10/14: 4:20PM

 

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