Iceland’s Edda Awards ceremony took place last night, handing out accolades to the best film and television produced last year. Ragnar Bragason’s film The Garden (Gullregn) swept up at the ceremony, taking home 9 awards from its 12 nominations. The film won in the categories Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, and Best Actress.
The Garden tells the story of Indíana (Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir), who lives in a council estate, where she tends to an award-winning tree. Her world is turned on its head when her son Jónas (Eyþór Gunnlaugsson) turns up with a foreign girlfriend (Karolina Gruszka).
Another notable winner was the Stöð 2 TV series RAX Augnablik, focusing on the career of photographer Ragnar Axelsson. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson of Trapped fame took home the Best Actor award for the leading role in The Minister (Ráðherrann). Comedian Ari Eldjárn’s Netflix special Pardon My Icelandic took home the award for Best Comedy Show.
The Icelandic trailer for The Garden can be seen below.