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Rift

Rökkur

A haunting tale of the ghosts of relationships past.

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Credits

Dir-Scr Erlingur Thoroddsen
Prod Baldvin Kári, Búi Baldvinsson, Erlingur Thoroddsen
With Björn Stefánsson, Sigurður Þór Óskarsson, Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir
Iceland
2017
111min
Sales Blue Fox Entertainment

Shades of Don’t Look Now permeate this subtle Nordic chiller about two men haunted by an unseen presence. Late one night, Gunnar receives an unexpected call from his ex-boyfriend Einar. Worried about his former partner’s well-being, Gunnar makes the journey to visit Einar at his family home in a remote part of Iceland. Thrust together in the isolated surroundings, painful memories resurface between the two men. But as they attempt to lay the ghosts of their relationship to rest, there is the sense of a very real presence lurking in the shadows. As much a devastating examination of a relationship breakdown as it is a chillingly insidious supernatural nail-biter, Erlingur Thoroddsen’s multi-layered mystery delves deep under the skin of its characters and, in turn, its viewers. Touching upon themes of depression, homophobia and abuse with nuance and subtlety, this is a story of the ghosts that haunt us, both literally and metaphorically.

Michael Blyth

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  • Erlingur Thoroddsen, Director

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