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Baltasar’s ‘The Deep’ to Represent Iceland at Oscars

Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur’s new film Djúpið (The Deep) has been selected to represent Iceland at next year’s Academy Awards, reports.

baltasarkormakur_ipa-psBaltasar 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.


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