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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1995 - 29 July.5 August

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Category: Edition 1995

60's. Thomas has two passions: football and cinema where he often goes with his mother. It also organizes projections for friends and spy movies on television in the neighbor's house. His country is changing and from America comes pepsi, music, cinema. In the summer he goes to his grandparents and discovers a different world: his grandfather's nightmares, an exhibitionist, an old dying hermit. The grandfather receives news of his father's death and he returns home for the funeral. soon, however, life continues thanks to the cinema.

Original Title Bíódagar
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 82'
Production Year 1994
Nationality Iceland
Directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Screenplay Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Einar Guðmundsson
Main cast Örvar Jens Arnarsson, Rúrik Haraldsson, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir

 regista Fridrik Thor FridrikssonFRIÐRIK ÞÓR FRIÐRIKSSON

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson (born 12 May 1954; sometimes credited as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, is an Icelandic film director.
He started his film making career with experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. He founded The Icelandic Film Corporation in 1990, it has since become Iceland's most important film production company. The company produces his films and works with other Icelandic directors as well as producers. His international reputation led the company to build a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Trier's Zentropa and most recently, Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. His second feature Children of Nature (1991) was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film and it took the Grand Prize at the 4th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in February 1993.
He grew up in Iceland in the sixties and so was largely influenced by American films. Despite that it was exposure to the work of Akira Kurosawa, John Ford and Nicholas Ray which proved crucial in his decision to become a filmmaker. He has worked with two of Iceland's most acclaimed novelists and script-writers. His work with Einar Már Guðmundsson includes Children Of Nature, Angels of the Universe, and Moviedays. His work with Einar Kárason includes White Whales, Devils Island, and Falcons. Friðrik Þór Friðriksson is noted for the strong visual style of his films including stunning images. These films are both deeply personal and strongly rooted in the culture of Iceland, often depict characters at the crossroads of tradition and modernity. They are said to combine a wry sense of humour with a genuine solidarity with the characters.