Grímur Hákonarson

Writer/Director

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Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Nick Hitchcock

Film, TV & Theatre

In Development

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THE COUNTY

2018

NeTop Films

- Original feature set in rural Iceland

THE FENCE

2018

Element Pictures

- Original feature

Film

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RAMS (Hrútar)

2015

NeTop Films/Profile Pictures

- Cannes 2015: Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award
- Zurich Film Festival 2015: Winner of The Golden Eye for Best International Feature
- Eddas 2016: Winner of 11 awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay
- EFA 2015: Nominee for Best European Film
- Official Selection: Telluride 2015, TIFF 2015, Karlovy Vary 2015, Busan 2015, AFI Fest 2015
- Iceland's entry to the Foreign Language Oscar race 2016

SUMMERLAND (Sumarlandið)

2010

Blueeyes Productions

- Austin Fantastic Fest 2011: Winner of Best Screenplay
- Edda Awards 2011: 4 nominations, including Screenplay of The Year

Documentaries

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A PURE HEART (Hreint hjarta)

2012

Hark Film

- Edda Awards 2013: 4 nominations including Director of The Year and Documentary of The Year
- Looks at the life of Kristinn Ágúst Friðfinnsson, a priest in the town of Selfoss, who must balance dealing with his own demons while fulfilling the various duties of priesthood

Short Films

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WRESTLING

2007

- Sundance 2008: Official Selection
- Locarno International Film Festival: Winner of the Cinema & Gioventù Jury Prize - Special Mention
- Part of the Boys on Film 4 Collection
- A love story about two Icelandic wrestlers who must keep their relationship a secret from the inner world of Iceland's national and very macho sport.

SLAVEK THE SHIT

2004

Axman Productions/FAMU

- Cannes 2005: Nominee for the Cinefondation Award
- Chicago International Film Festival 2006: Winner of the Silver Hugo for Best Narrative Short Film