Reykjavik International Film Festival breaks new record

Attendance at this year’s Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) has broken the 20,000 mark for the first time in the festival’s history. Festival organisers say it proves that RIFF continues to grow every year.

The festival has been garnering good attention overseas, including regular coverage from the ARTE television station, reports.

Last night the festival came to a climax with the awards ceremony and the première of the brand new Icelandic film, Brim. Over 1,000 people went to see the film on its first night at the Haskolabio cinema in Reykjavik.

It is usual for RIFF to repeat its most popular films on the final day, which is today. Some of the most popular films this year, which will be shown again today, turned out to be: When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun, The Most Dangerous Man in America, The Edge and Flowers of Evil. More info on the website

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