friðrik þór friðriksson

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Director

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson started his film making carrier with a series of experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. In 1987, he founded The Icelandic Film Corporation, which has become Iceland’s most important production company, producing Fridrikssons films as well as working with other Icelandic directors and producers. Through Fridriksson’s international reputation the company has built a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Triers Zentropa and most recently, Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. As a director, Fridriksson gained international recognition and critical acclaim with his second feature _Children of Nature (1991)_ which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.

Filmography

2015 Kill the Poet (pre-production)
2015 Sjóndeildarhringur (Documentary)
2011 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero
2011 Tími nornarinnar (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes)
2010 Mamma Gógó
2009 A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism (Documentary)
2004 Niceland (Population. 1.000.002)
2002 On Top Down Under (Short) (as Fridrik Thor Fridriksson)
2002 Falcons
2000 Englar alheimsins
1996 Djöflaeyjan
1995 Cold Fever
1994 Bíódagar
1991 Börn náttúrunnar
1989 Flugþrá (TV Short)
1987 Skytturnar
1985 Hringurinn (Documentary) (as Fridrik Thór Fridriksson)
1984 Kúrekar norðursins (Documentary)
1983 Eldsmiðurinn (Documentary short)
1982 Rock in Reykjavik (Documentary)
1980 Brennu-njálssaga (Short)
1975 Nomina Sunt Odiosa (Short)

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's films at RIFF
Angels of the Universe
A Glimpse of Iceland in EFA
Year: 2000
Páll is an artistic and sensitive young man. Getting dumped by his girlfriend, Dagny, triggers his descent...
Children of Nature
A Glimpse of Iceland in EFA
Year: 1991
Old Thorgeir must leave his home far off in the Icelandic ‘countryside’ and move into a home...

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