The NOK 50,000 Nordic Talents Special Mention Prize was handed out to the Icelandic Hlynur Pálmason and Julie Waltersdorph for their project Winter Brothers, a brothers’ odyssey set in a religious worker environment in winter.

The jury’s comment about Hlynur Pálmason was the following: “We were impressed by his graduation film which proved his ability to create a special universe. And especially in one pitch we could already imagine the images of the new world the film maker is going to create for us. Here, we believe, is a true Nordic talent, who we look forward to pulling us through his new universe with two brothers and a gas tank."

Synopsis: A brother odyssey set in a religious worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

NT13 jury members: Scriptwriter and director Ruben Östlund (SV), scriptwriter and director Tobias Lindholm (DK), producer for Blueeyes Production Agnes Johansen (IS), Commissioner at YLE Erkki Astala (FI) and Film Commissioner for Documentaries at NFI KriStine Ann Skaret (NO).