The Icelandic movies Börn (“Children”), released in 2006, and its sequel Foreldrar (“Parents”), released in 2007, were ranked among the ten best movies screened at the ongoing International Film Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by festival audiences.
According to Morgunbladid, Börn was in the fifth place on the list and Foreldrar ninth. “It is very pleasing that spectators in another part of the world connect so strongly to both movies,” said Ragnar Bragason, who directed both films.
“I did not have particularly high expectations. Tickets for all screenings for both films were sold out and the response was good, but there were a lot of good films in Rotterdam,” Bragason said.
The International Film Festival in Rotterdam is being held for the 36th time this year. It began on January 24 and ends on February 4.
Actress Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir from Foreldrar is pictured in her role as Katrín Rós.