Film, TV & Theatre
Original feature set in rural Iceland.
Element Pictures/Film 4
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
Austin Fantastic Fest 2011: Winner of Best Screenplay. Edda Awards 2011: 4 nominations, including Screenplay of The Year.
A PURE HEART (Hreint hjarta)
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.
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
Cannes 2005: Nominee for the Cinefondation Award. Chicago International Film Festival 2006: Winner of the Silver Hugo for Best Narrative Short Film.