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Brim wins best film at Iceland's Eddas

Dagur Kari’s The Good Heart also wins several prizes.

Brim (Undercurrent) led the winners of the 12th annual Icelandic Edda Awards, announced Saturday night.

The film, directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson and produced by Skúli Fr. Malmquist and Þórir S. Sigurjónsson’s Zik Zak, won the top prize of best feature film. The film, a drama set mostly on a fishing trawler, premiered as the closing night of the 2010 Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Dagur Kari won best director and best screenplay for The Good Heart, also produced by Zik Zak.

Thor Sigurjonsson of Zik Zak told Screen: “We are extremly happy with our year. And overall the state of Icelandic films seems to be good, we are just crossing our fingers that there are no more cutbacks in the support.”

Brim also won for Leading Actress (Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir), Cinematography (G. Magni Agustsson), Editing (Valdis Oskarsdottir and Eva Lind Hoskuldsdottir), Film Score (Slowblow), Sound Design (Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson).

The Good Heart also won for Make-Up (Ásta Hafþórsdóttir, Stefán Jörgen Ásgeirsson), Set Design (Hálfdán Pedersen) and Costume Design (Helga Ros V. Hannam).

Leading actor went to Olafur Darri Olafsson for Stormland (Rokland).

Þorsteinn Bachmann won best supporting actor for Jitters (Oroi) and Elma Lisa Gunnarsdottir won best supporting actress for Stormland (Rokland)..

Documentary of the year was falconry story Feathered Cocaine by Thorkell Hardarson and Örn Marino Arnarson, from Markell Productions.

Short film of the year was Clean from No 9 Productions.

Hrafn Gunnlaugsson, known for his Viking films, won an honorary prize.


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