President of Iceland to honor Jim Jarmusch at film festival in Reykjavik

Minimalist film director, Jim Jarmusch will be awarded with the 2010 RIFF Honorary Creative Award by the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, during this year’s Reykjavik International Film Festival.

The Reykjavik International Film Festival, taking place this year between September 23rd and October 3rd, has become one of Iceland’s most popular cultural events, offering both Icelandic and international film enthusiasts a wide selection of alternative and independent cinema. This year, Jim Jarmusch will be awarded with the 2010 RIFF Honorary Creative Award by the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, alongside the screening of three of his films.

Jim Jarmusch is among the most important independent minimalist filmmakers of his generation. Jarmusch’s films are unhurried and often stay clear from traditional narrative structure to focus more on mood and character development, always with a strong sense of locale permeating his work. Some of his best known films include Night On Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005) and The Limits Of Control (2009).

In 2005, Jim Jarmusch won the Grand Prize of the Jury at the Cannes film festival for Broken Flowers, and has been nominated for the Golden Palm five times. He also won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Stranger Than Paradise in 1984.

Additionally, Jarmusch will be holding a master-class and/or a Q&A in connection with the screenings of his films.

For information regarding RIFF 2010 visit http://en.riff.is/

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