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Virgin Mountain
Virgin Mountain

Virgin Mountain

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

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: March 20, 2015, Háskólabíó, Smárabíó, Laugarásbíó, Borgarbíó
  • International Premiere Date: February 9, 2015, Berlinale - Special Gala
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Fúsi
  • International Title: Virgin Mountain
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB: Virgin Mountain
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: Arri Alexa
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, English subtitles

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Nordlys Film and Arts Festival, 2018
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2016 - Award: Nominated for Costume Design of the year (Helga Rós V. Hannam). Nominated for Make-up Achievement of the year (Áslaug Dröfn Sigurðardóttir). Nominated for Screenplay of the year (Dagur Kári). Nominated for Editing of the year (Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Olivier Bugge Coutté og Dagur Kári). Nominated for Film of the year. Nominated for Cinematography of the year (Rasmus Videbæk). Nominated for Leading Actor of the year (Gunnar Jónsson). Nominated for Supporting Actress of the year (Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir). Nominated for Set Design of the year (Hálfdan Pedersen). Nominated for Director of the year (Dagur Kári). Nominated for Musical Score of the year (Slowblow, Dagur Kári og Orri Jónsson).
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2016
  • Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce, Ítalía, 2016
  • Scandinavian Film Festival LA, Los Angeles, 2016
  • Islandske filmdage 2016, Kaupmannahöfn, 2016
  • Fargo Film Festival, North Dakota, Bandaríkin, 2016
  • Ekenäs Filmfestival, Ekenäs, Finnlandi, 2016
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, Palm Springs, Bandaríkjunum, 2016
  • Northern Lights Film Festival, Hvíta-Rússlandi, 2016
  • Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finnlandi, 2016
  • Isländska Filmdagar på Zita Stockholm, Stokkhólmi, 2016
  • Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Kanada, 2016
  • Cool Connections, Moskva, Rússland, 2016
  • Arras International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won for Best Film and Gunnar Jónsson received a Special Mention for Best Actor.
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2015 - Award: Won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize, the Interfilm Church Prize and Gunnar Jónsson received an honourable mention for his performance in the film.
  • Cairo International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won for Best Director.
  • Marrakech International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won for Best Actor (Gunnar Jónsson).
  • Istanbul Film Festival, 2015
  • Seattle International Film Festival, 2015
  • Transilvania International Film Festival, Cluj-Napoca, 2015
  • Art Film Fest, Bratislava, 2015
  • Moscow International Film Festival, 2015
  • Taipei Film Festival, Taipei, 2015
  • Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2015
  • Motovun Film Festival, Motovun, 2015 - Award: Special Jury Mention to Gunnar Jónsson for the Leading Role in the Film.
  • Traverse City Film Festival, 2015
  • Helsinki International Film Festival, 2015
  • Icelandic Film Days In Moscow, 2015
  • Culturescapes, Basel, 2015
  • Hamptons International Film Festival, 2015
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, 2015
  • Adelaide Film Festival, 2015
  • New Scandinavian Cinema Showcase, 2015
  • Kvikmyndaverðlaun Norðurlandaráðs, Reykjavík, 2015 - Award: First prize for the best Nordic film of the year.
  • Mumbai International Film Festival, 2015
  • Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, 2015
  • Leiden International Film Festival, 2015
  • Denver Film Festival, 2015
  • Scanorama, Litháen, 2015
  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, 2015
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, 2015
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2015
  • Ljubljana International Film Festival, 2015
  • Films in the Arava Desert, Ísrael, 2015
  • Kolkata International Film Festival, 2015
  • International Film Festival of India, 2015
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2015
  • Berlinale, 2015 - Award: Selected for Berlinale Special Gala
  • Tribeca Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2015
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Closing film.
  • BFI London Film Festival, 2015
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2015
  • CPH PIX, 2015 - Award: Politiken's Audience Award.
  • The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund, 2015
  • Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won for Best Actor (Gunnar Jónsson).

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