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Icelandic film director awarded

Film director Dagur Kári, best know for his film Nói albínói, will receive the respected Peter Emil Refn award on 22 November in Copenhagen.

The Peter Emil Refn award is the Danish film industry’s biggest award and it is granted along with DSK 105,000 (EUR 14,076, USD 18,065).

Dagur Kári is the fifth director to receive the award, which has earlier been granted to Lars von Trier, Lukas Moodysson, Nicholas Winding Refn and Natasha Arthy.

The Icelandic director has earlier received an award from Denmark; he was awarded with the Carl Th. Dreyer award last February.

In connection with the award ceremony on 23 November, a special screening will be held in addition to the Danish-Icelandic movie days.

Dagur Kári will show the short film Old Spice followed by Nói albínói and afterwards he will answer questions from the audience. The screening starts at 8 pm in cultural center Nordaltantens Brygge in Copenhagen.

To read more about the Danish-Icelandic movie days, click here.

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