Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s new film Djúpið (The Deep) has been selected to represent Iceland at next year’s Academy Awards, ruv.is reports.
Baltasar Kormákur. Photo copyright Icelandic Photo Agency.
The film was up against Borgríki (City State), Frost, Hetjur Valhallar – Þór (Legends of Valhalla: Thor) and Svartur á leik (Black’s Game).
The Deep recounts the 1984 sinking of a fishing trawler in the forbidding seas off the Westman Islands and the remarkable survival of one of its crew members, Guðlaugur Friðþórsson.