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Cannes ’15: Icelandic Films in Cannes

Cannes '15: Icelandic Films in Cannes

Icelandic cinema has had a great year with films competing in Tribeca and Cannes’ Un Certain Regard competition. Here are a few examples of Icelandic films selling at Cannes now.

Feature Films


!n a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep.

Market Screenings

19 May 14:00 Palais K  
21 May 12:00 Palais I

Virgin Mountain

Fúsi finds comfort in the familiarity of his routines,  until an involuntary dance class forces him to  encounter the real world. 

market screening

17 May 11:30 Palais H

Life in a Fishbowl

Three different tales of three different people, all of whom end up having a lasting effect on one another. Twenty years after a horrible personal tragedy, a middle-aged writer still drinks himself into oblivion every day. A young single mom moonlights as a prostitute to make ends meet. A former soccer star is recruited into the snake pit of international banking and loses touch with his family. 

market screening

18 May 9:30 GRAY 1

Short Films

Playing with Balls

Dir. Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir


Dir. Jakob Halldorsson

“You and Me”

Dir. Asa Helga Hjörleifsdótirr

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