Reykjavik Film Festival: Jim Jarmusch to be Honoured by President of Iceland

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the President of Iceland, will be awarding Jim Jarmusch, the director of films such as Night On Earth, Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes, Broken Flowers, and The Limits Of Control at Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) this year. Jim Jarmusch will be receiving the 2010 RIFF Honorary Creative Award.

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.

The Reykjavik International Film Festival is taking place between September 23rd and October 3rd. The festival 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.

The ceremony for the RIFF Honorary Creative Award will take place alongside the screening of three Jim Jarmusch’s films. Additionally, Jarmusch will be holding a master-class and/or a Q&A in connection with the screenings of his films.

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.

Further information about RIFF 2010 and the films being presented can be found at