Films from Iceland to be screened at Alliance Francaise of Madras

Chennai: Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with Icelandic Film Centre, Iceland; Embassy of Iceland, New Delhi and Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, Chennai is organising Icelandic film festival on 8, 9 and 10 July at Alliance Française of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam.

Iceland Ambassador Guomundur Arni Stefansson will inaugurate the festival. Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, Chennai, Kumar Sitarman, South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce secretary Ravi Kotarakkara and ICAF president Sivan Kannan will participate.

For details, contact – 2821 2652.

The schedule

8 July: Inaugural function at 6 pm, Heartstone directed by Guomundur Arnar at 6.15 pm.

9 July: Virgin Mountain by Dagur Kari at 6 pm and Under the Tree by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson at 7.35 pm.

10 July: Winter Brothers by Hlynur Palmason at 6 pm and The Swan by Asa Helga Hjörleifsdóttir at 7.35 pm.

Synopsis

Heartstone
In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.

Virgin Mountain
Fusi, a 43-year-old man, still lives with his mother. His daily life is characterised by monotonous routine. The appearance of vibrant Sjöfn and young neighbour Hera upset his old bachelor habits.

Under the Tree
When Baldwin and Inga’s next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Winter Brothers
A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

The Swan
A wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside to work and mature, but finds herself instead deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.

NT Bureau