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Runarsson’s Volcano still burning - nominated for 14 Icelandic Eddas


Runarsson’s Volcano still burning - nominated for 14 Icelandic Eddas

Launched in Directors’ Fortnight at last year’s Cannes International Film Festival and since then on an award-winning ride worldwide, Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson’s feature debut, Volcano [+see also:
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, proved to be still erupting, winning 14 nominations for the local Edda prizes, which will be announced in a Channel 2 televised ceremony in Reykjavik’s Gamla Bíó on February 18.

Four selection committees from the Icelandic Film & TV Academy Awards had 97 submitted films to choose from, including 50 television programmes, 35% up on last year. In the Best Feature category, Rúnarsson is up against Olaf de Fleur Johannesson’s City State [+see also:
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and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s Either Way [+see also:
interview: Hafstein Gunnar Sigurdsson
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Starring Theódór Júlíusson, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir and Thorsteinn Bachmann, Volcano is described as a late coming-of-age tale of a 67-year-old custodian and volcano survivor. After retirement, estranged from his family and with hardly any friends, he tries to come to terms with the rest of his life.

After Cannes, the local Zik Zak Filmworks production with Denmark’s Fine & Mellow Productions A/S collected a Silver Hugo in Chicago and the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award in Denver, adding top prizes in Montreal, Transilvania (Cluj), Sao Paulo, and Valladolid, not forgetting the Golden Puffin in Reykjavik. TrustNordisk handles international sales.


Best Feature
Either Way - Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
City State - Olaf de Fleur Johannesson
Volcano - Rúnar Rúnarsson

Best Director
Börkur Sigthórsson - Come to Harm
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - Either Way
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson - City State
Óskar Jónasson - Legends of Valhalla: Thor [+see also:
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Rúnar Rúnarsson - Volcano

Best Original Screenplay
Fridrik Erlingsson - Legends of Valhalla – Thór
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - Either Way
Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, Sigurjón Kjartansson - The Press
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson, Hrafnkell Stefánsson - Polite People [+see also:
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Rúnar Rúnarsson - Volcano

Best Actress
Brynhildur Gudjónsdóttir - Our Own Oslo
Lilja Thórisdóttir - Revolution Reykjavík
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir - Volcano
Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir - Korriró
Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir - The Press

Best Actor
Björn Thors - Come to Harm
Hilmar Gudjónsson - Either Way
Sigurdur Sigurjónsson - City State
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson - Either Way
Theodór Júlíusson - Volcano

Best Supporting Actress
Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir - Volcano
Halldór Geirhardsdóttir - World’s End
Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir - Polite People
Margrét Ákadóttir - Polite People
María Heba Thorkelsdóttir - Our Own Oslo

Best Supporting Actor
Eggert Thorleifsson - Polite People
Gísli Örn Gardarsson - The Press
Thorsteinn Bachmann - Either Way
Thorsteinn Bachmann - Volcano
Thorhallur Sigurdsson-Laddi - Our Own Oslo

Best Cinematography
Arnar Thorisson - The Press
Árni Filippusson - Either Way
Bjarni Felix Bjarnason, Gunnar Heidar - City State
G Magni Ágústsson, ÍKS - Come to Harm
Sophia Olsson - Volcano

Best TV Drama
World‘s End - Ragnar Bragason
The Press 2 - Óskar Jónasson
Season of the Witch - Fridrik Thór Fridriksson

Best Documentary
Last Day of the Arctic - Magnús Vidar Sigurdsson
Baldur from Bakki - Thorfinnur Gudnason
Iceland Food Centre - Thorsteinn J. Reverend
John - Steinthór Birgisson
No Skin – No Bone: A Rock Band at Sea - Ingvar A. Thórisson

Best Short
Korriró - Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Little Cosmonaut - Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon
The Nail - Benedikt Erlingsson
Come to Harm - Börkur Sigthórsson
Revolution Reykjavík - Ísold Uggadóttir

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