RIFT
Film - International Independents Filmfest 2017

RIFT

Directed by Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

Info

Director: Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen
Section: International Independents
Country: Iceland
Year: 2017
OT: RÖKKUR
Language: Icelandic
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Anna Eva Steindórsdóttir, Guðmundur Ólafsson
18+

Logline

RIFT

Months after they broke up, Gunnar receives a strange phone call from his ex-boyfriend, Einar. He sounds distraught, like he's about to do something terrible to himself. Gunnar drives up to the secluded cabin at the foot of a glacier where Einar is holed up and soon discovers that there's more going on than he imagined. As the two men come to terms with their dead relationship, some other person seems to be lurking outside the cabin, wanting to get in.

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Meet the director

RIFT

Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

Erlingur Thoroddsen (1984, Iceland) is an award-winning writer and director born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He graduated from Columbia University's MFA Film Directing Program in New York, where he resides. Erlingur's first feature, CHILD EATER, based on his short film, premiered as the Closing Night film of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival in 2016. His films have screened at dozens of international festivals, such as South By Southwest, Stockholm International Film Festival, Puchon International Film Festival and Screamfest. His second feature, RIFT, premiered as Closing Film of the 40th Göteborg International Film Festival in February 2017.

Credits

Screenplay: Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen
Director of Photography: John Wakayama Carey
Film Editor: Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen
Composer: Einar Sv. Tryggvason
Production Designer: Gunnar Helgi Guðjónsson
Costume Design: Steinunn Erla Thoroddsen
Sound: Daniel Timmons
Producer: Baldvin Kári Sveinbjörnsson, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Búi Baldvinsson
Production Company: Myrkraverk Productions ehf
Co-Producer: Gunnar Helgi Guðjónsson
World Sales: Blue Fox Entertainment