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/Haut et Court/Profile

THE FENCE

2018

Element Pictures/Film 4

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

Co-written with Ólafur Egilsson. 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 the 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