Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is an Icelandic Film a Good Investment?

This past weekend the Icelandic feature "Sparrows" from director Rúnar Rúnarsson won the main prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. This caps off an impressive 12-month period for Iceland's film industry. Last year, director Benedikt Erlingsson won the festival's best director award for his oddball ode to equine-human relationships "Of Horses and Men" and went on to win the Nordic Council’s Film award – the first Icelandic feature to take home the prize.  This followed a string of successes. "Virgin Mountain" from director Dagur Kári won three prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival; Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay and Best...

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