Íslenska

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
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, English subtitles

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2018
    Nordlys Film and Arts Festival
  • 2016
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - 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).
  • 2016
    Mountain Shadow Film Society
  • 2016
    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
  • 2015
    Arras International Film Festival - Award: Won for Best Film and Gunnar Jónsson received a Special Mention for Best Actor.
  • 2015
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - Award: Won the Lübecker Nachrichten Audience Prize, the Interfilm Church Prize and Gunnar Jónsson received an honourable mention for his performance in the film.
  • 2015
    Cairo International Film Festival - Award: Won for Best Director.
  • 2015
    Marrakech International Film Festival - Award: Won for Best Actor (Gunnar Jónsson).
  • 2015
    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 - Award: Special Jury Mention to Gunnar Jónsson for the Leading Role in the Film.
  • 2015
    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 - Award: First prize for the best Nordic film of the year.
  • 2015
    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 - Award: Selected for Berlinale Special Gala
  • 2015
    Tribeca Film Festival - Award: Best Narrative Feature, Best Screenplay and Best Actor.
  • 2015
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2015
    Sarajevo Film Festival - Award: Closing film.
  • 2015
    BFI London Film Festival
  • 2015
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2015
    CPH PIX - Award: Politiken's Audience Award.
  • 2015
    The Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund
  • 2015
    Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival - Award: Won for Best Actor (Gunnar Jónsson).