Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson’s film Rams (Hrútar) has been nominated as Best European Film at the European Film Awards presented in Berlin Saturday. More than 3,000 EFA members will vote for the winner. Only six films are nominated in this category.
In past months, Rams has enjoyed great success at numerous festivals worldwide. It has competed at nine international film festivals, won seven main awards for a total of 13 prizes, Vísir reports.
Several Icelandic films have been nominated in various categories at the European Film Awards in the past, but only twice have they received an award. In 1991, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson won Best Music Award for his music in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson’s Börn Náttúrunnar (Children of Nature), and in 2000, musician Björk was chosen Best Actress for her main role in Lars von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark.