My next feature film, that has been scheduled to go into production this year will be delayed until, hopefully, sometime in 2010. This is due to the massive cut-backs that The Icelandic Film Fund has suffered and the re-organization of their funds due to that. The film is a dark comedy that deals in part with the financial situation in Iceland. Very ironic, all of this…
Beijing screening was a success, various diplomats and Chinese officials were present to watch A Man Like Me, there was a full house of 140 people and afterwards I did an interesting Q&A where the Chinese audience asked me the same question in various different ways about 4-5 times… I managed to answer that question in 4-5 different ways. There was some media coverage of the event in the local Beijing papers.
I’m getting ready for my first screening of A Man Like Me in China. The film has a Chinese connection as it stars Hong Kong Actress Stephanie Che as a Chinese immigrant in Iceland, part of the film was also shot in mainland China and Hong Kong. So it’s good that finally after all these years I’m able to show it here in Beijing.
I’ve heard that the former Chinese ambassador to Iceland has been invited and will attend. He helped us during our production back in 2001, both with Visa issues for the crew and introducing us to the Chinese community in Iceland. This will be the first time he actually see’s the film.
The picture is from a party the ambassador held for the actors and crew, ambassador on the left and me on the right.
My second film A Man Like Me (2002) will be screened as part of a Nordic Mini Film Festival in the 798 Art District, Beijing. This Thursday 15.October and a public screening on the 21.October 2009. I will be attending the screening on the 15th and doing a Q&A after the film.
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