Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (b. 1978) is one of the most successful Icelandic directors of today. His interest towards films began with shooting skate videos. After graduating from his literature studies at the University of Iceland, Sigurðsson studied filmmaking at Columbia University. His graduation short film Rattlesnakes (2007) won at the festival of Columbia University and several prizes at film festivals. His first feature film Either Way (2011) was screened at over 50 festivals. David Gordon Green directed the US version of the film which won the Silver Bear in Berlin. HIFF will screen Sigurðsson PARIS OF THE NORTH.
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson will attend the screenings of Paris of the North at Kinopalatsi 6 on 21st of September at 9 PM and at Maxim 2 on 22nd of September at 3.45 PM.