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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Benedikt Erlingsson

Benedikt Erlingsson is one of the most successful stage directors of the last decade in Iceland and he has been awarded several times for his work both as a director, author and actor. As an actor he has played number of roles on the stages of the Icelandic theatre; and in Icelandic TV he is best known for his writing and acting in the comedy TV Series Blood Brothers. Benedikt has also participated in numerous films and TV-series as an actor, for example, Lars von Trier’s film The Boss of It All. His solo performance plays Wormstongue–A Love Story and Mr. Skallagrímsson where one of the most long lasting sucesesses in Icelandic Theater history, performed by himself on Icelandic stages non-stop for 6 years.

Hross í Oss / Of horses and men, his first feature film, received the Kutxa-New Directors Award at the 61st San Sebastian Film Festival in 2013. Since then, it has been travelling extensively on the festival circuit and receiving many prizes. His new film The Show of Shows: 100 years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals will be presented in Zabaltegi. Benedikt lives in Reykjavik and he is currently preparing his next feature A woman at war, shooting in summer 2016 and produced by Marianne Slot.


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