Arctic Film Festival – FAMU
11.30–13.30, Screening Room 3
FAMU Alumni present… (IS/CZ 2004-2021, 110 min, short films curated by Radim Procházka, mentor of FAMU International Prague, EN subtitles)
For decades Icelandic filmmakers have moved to the Czech Republic to study at the prestigious film school FAMU in Prague. Radim Procházka, who initiated this festival section, notes with a smile: “If there is to be an Icelandic New Wave, it will start in Prague.” Fiction films and documentaries from the last decade have been selected as a showcase, with one exception – a short film by the renowned Grímur Hákonarson from his time at FAMU. Radim’s intention is to introduce the present FAMU to the general audience and FAMU alumni as well as to any possible future students who might be interested in studying in Prague.
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Slavek the Shit (Grímur Hákonarson, 2004, 15 min)
A love story taking place in a public toilet in the centre of Prague. The toilet guard Slavek falls in love with a female guard who is working across the street.
Anticorro (Elísabet Elma Guðrúnardóttir, 2017, 6 min)
An inventive boy must keep his younger sister’s spirits up as the walls around them shake to an outside conflict.
Sassicaia (Ívar Erik Yeoman, 2016, 10 min)
A short documentary portraying Italian busker Vittorio Ricco and Zuzana Masnerova who in spite of not speaking the same language have remained lovers for years.
MÍR: Hundred Years of Revolution (Haukur Hallsson, 2020, 21 min)
One hundred years after the Russian Revolution a small Icelandic association called MÍR keeps the revolution alive with Soviet film screenings.
Kjöt (Heimir Gestur Valdimarsson, 2013, 4 min)
A Viking goes to get meat for a special price.
Chrysalis (Eydís Eir Brynju-Björnsdóttir, 2021, 11 min)
Vanesska is a 13 year old girl that just got diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome and tries her best to come to terms with her new reality.
Bobby (Sigurður Möller Sívertsen, 2013, 8 min)
Bobby, a former rock n’ roller, hasn’t got much time left alive. He’s suffering from a lung disease. Determined to fulfill his final wish, he embarks on a journey.