Dagur Kári Pétursson’s film Fúsi (Virgin Mountain) won the Nordic Council’s film prize at a ceremony last night at Harpa Concert Hall, RÚV reports.
The film is about Fúsi, a man in his early forties, who lives with his mother and lacks the courage to leave home. Dagur Kári directed the movie and wrote the script, but main roles are in the hands of Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson and Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir.
According to mbl.is, the selection committee called the movie sophisticated, in a clear-cut style, full of visual creativity and dealing with the importance of preserving one’s kindness and innocence in a ruthless world. “Fúsi by Dagur Kári is a catching and artistically well-structured film which creates a convincing picture of a kind giant and concise descriptions of the women closest to him.”
Fúsi previously received three awards at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, for best movie, best male actor and best screenplay.
This is the second year in a row that an Icelandic movie wins the Nordic Council’s film award. Last year’s winner was Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men (Hross í Oss).