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Best Nordic Documentary Award for Icelandic Film Salóme

The documentary film Salóme by director Yrsa Roca Fannberg won the Best Nordic Documentary Award at the recent Nordisk Panorama festival for Nordic short films and documentaries in Malmö, Sweden. This is the first time that an Icelandic movie won this prize, ruv.is reports.

Salóme also won the Audience Prize at the Skaldborg festival Skjaldborgarhátíðin in Patreksfjörður, the West Fjords earlier this year.

In her film, Yrsa shows her mother Salóme, a tapestry artist in poor health who may not have much time left. According to the Icelandic Film Center, Salóme is a film “about life and art, understandings and misunderstandings, and the relationship between two artists – the subject and the filmmaker.”

At the end of September, Salóme will participate in the Szczecin European Film Festival in Poland and the Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali in Colombia. In October it will be shown at the IFFEST Document.Art in Romania.

Salomé will be screened at Bíóparadís cinema in downtown Reykjavík in November.

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