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Iceland’s Either Way Claims Baltic Film Prize

a-annan-veg_posterThe comedy Either Way (original title: Á annan veg) by director Hafsteinn G. Sigurdsson was presented with the Baltic Film Prize at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck, Germany, last weekend.

The jury concluded that the film earned the prize for its “consequent minimalism,” describing it as an “absurd comedy about two roadmen on the plains of Iceland,” as stated on the festival’s website.

The festival’s main prize this year went to the Norwegian film King of Devil’s Island by director Marius Holst, “the thrilling recount of a rebellion on a prison island in the Oslofjord in 1915.”

Receiving the Baltic Film Prize is considered a great honor for Sigurdsson; earlier recipients include directors such as Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier and Fridrik Thór Fridriksson, Fréttabladid reports.

Sigurdsson accepted the prize at a celebratory ceremony, along with the film’s co-producer Davíd Óskar Ólafsson and Árni Filippusson, cameraman and co-producer.

A total of nine Icelandic films were presented at the Nordic Film Festival this year.

Click here to read other recent film news and here to read more about Either Way.

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