Grímur Hákonarson’s highly-praised film is going to be Iceland’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Academy Awards.
In a statement to the press from the Icelandic Film And TV Academy, the organisation announced that the film has been selected through electronic voting to be Iceland’s entry for the Oscars. The film has been sold to over 40 countries worldwide with most releases planned between November 2015 and February 2016.
Since its release, the film has received numerous awards. Last May it won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize. It has also won the Special Jury Award and the Audience Award at the Transylvania International Film Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, as well as the Golden Tower for Best Film at the European Film Festival Palic in Serbia. Furthermore, it was selected for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival in Colarado, USA, and the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada.
Below you can see a trailer for the film, read Grapevine’s review of the film and read an interview with Grímur.