An Icelandic short film has been selected to compete for the Palme D’Ôr, the main contest of the Cannes Film Festival, RÚV reports.
The movie, ‘Hvalfjörður’, is directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson and is one of nine finalists. A total of 3500 movies from 132 countries were submitted to the competition. Guðmundur also wrote and produced the film along with Anton Máni Svansson. The film’s executive producers are Danes Darin Mailand-Mercado and Oliver Jacob Krarup, as well as Rúnar Rúnarsson and Sagafilm here in Iceland. The director and the crew consider the nomination to be a great honour.
The movie focuses around on the life of two brothers living on a farm and one fateful day that becomes a turning point in their relationship.
The Cannes Film Festival takes place May 15-26 and the head of the jury in the short films category is director Jane Campion (The Piano, Top Of The Lake).