Sigurður Guðjónsson | Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
October 25th -30th 2017
The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of creative documentary film and the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe. They approach documentary films primarily as unique artworks dealing with significant topics.
The festival represents an artifact inspiring a playful reflection of the world from various perspectives. They do not follow common festival models, nor do they have a routine, pragmatic approach to programme selection. Jihlava pays tribute to courage and risk.
Sigurdur Gudjónsson (b. 1975) lives and works in Reykjavík. He has studied video, sound/music, photography and sculpture at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna and the Iceland Academy of the Arts. Sigurdur also has a background in music and is a member of the death-metal band Cranium. This experience resonates clearly in his work, where energy and deep seriousness combine with two raw natural forces: those of human nature and nature itself. With equal attention to music and image in his atmospheric films, Sigurdur’s work exudes mysticism, desolation, the grotesque and the bleak, and reflects a tangle of emotions that are universal and timeless.