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Underdog – a documentary for all dog lovers

Fri 13 December 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network selects the documentary “Underdog” by Freyja Kristinsdóttir to be part of their prestigious line up of true independent cinema at this years London Lift-Off Film Festival 2019 – taking place at the Close-Up Cinema.

Underdog premiered in Iceland in 2018 but is now having its UK premiere in London, having been selected out of 2500+ global entrants. The documentary, which sheds a light on topics such as breed specific legislation and follows a dog lovers journey, has won awards such as “Jury’s special mention” at Skjaldborg Documentary Film Festival and “Winner” at Amsterdam Lift-Off online Film Festival.

At London Lift-Off Film Festival, all the films will be scored by the attending audience, where the winners are potentially screened at any of the ten proceeding Lift-Off global events, with the ultimate aim to give filmmakers like Freyja Kristinsdóttir the best exposure possible as they embark on their continued artistic journey within the film industry.

About the film: (58 min)
“An Icelander‘s journey home with his dog brings an unforeseen battle for justice. English bull terrier Rjómi is banned from entering the country despite not being on a list of banned dog breeds. Challenging the verdict reveals unexpected hurdles and an uphill battle begins. A classic David versus Goliath story which leaves no-one untouched.”

About the director:
Freyja Kristinsdóttir is a promising new filmmaker from Iceland. She worked as a veterinarian and dog trainer in England, Mexico and Iceland before turning to her passion of filmmaking. After finishing the Shorts and Docs Film School in Denmark in 2015, her enthusiasm for dogs and justice piqued her interest in Rjómi’s story which led to the making of “Underdog”.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/260072678

Description by the organisers


Fri 13 December 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lift-Off Global Network
+44 (0)1753 656502
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Close-Up Cinema
97 Sclater St
London, E1 6HR
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+44 20 3784 7970
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