Festival year: RIFF 2020

The Big Hit

Etienne, an often out of work but endearing actor, runs a theater workshop in a prison, where he brings  together an unlikely troupe of prisoners to stage Samuel Beckett’s famous …

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1863, United States of America. 12-year-old Martha Jane and her family are headed West in large covered wagon train in search of a better life. After Martha Jane’s father is …

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Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the countryside, an …

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Martin Eden

When Martin falls in love with wealthy and well-educated Elena, he is caught between his dreams of rising above his humble origins to become a writer, his love for the …

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On Time and Water

RIFF in partnership with Kabinett, Iceland Naturally and the National Nordic Museum in Seattle presents the world-premiere of Andri Snær Magnason’s new work ON TIME AND WATER. How do you …

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Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans – with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in …

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In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution. Nicoline, an experienced psychologist, starts a …

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Surrounded by toy animals, a father struggling with loss searches for one last connection.


A box of tapes uncovered. A lifelong Utopian obsession. A daughter’s attempt to complete her father’s final film. Wintopia traces the enigmatic footsteps of renowned documentary filmmaker Peter Wintonick through …

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