Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film Sparrows (Þrestir) keeps flying high―this time at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival. Friday night, the film won the Silver Hugo award in the festival’s new directors’ competition, celebrating first and second feature films, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The festival is one of the oldest and most respected in the US, klapptre.is reports. It featured more than 130 films from more than 50 countries.
This is the third major award Sparrows receives, but it already won prizes in Warsaw and San Sebastián this year.
Klapptre.is notes that this year has been exceptional in the success of Icelandic films. The total number of international awards given to them this year is already equal to that of all of 2014, that is, 34. For a complete list of awards, see klapptre.is.
Here is our review of Sparrows.