About the winner
The Icelandic film Fúsi (Virgin Mountain) has won the Nordic Council Film Prize. The result has just been announced at the award ceremony in Reykjavík. Dagur Kári wrote and directed the film, which was produced by Baltasar Kormákur and Agnes Johansen.
The Adjudication Committee wrote:
“A simple and visually inventive tale about preserving your goodness and innocence in a seemingly impenetrable world.
Dagur Kári’s artistic ascent of a male virgin mountain results in a deeply moving and captivating film, offering a dignified portrait of its gentle giant of a man, as well as poignant depictions of the women around him.”