RIFT
Filmfest 2017

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.

tags: Relationship, Nordic, Queer, Feature film, Thriller

Cast: Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Anna Eva Steindórsdóttir, Guðmundur Ólafsson

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

Director: Erlingur Óttar Thoroddsen

biography

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.