Benedikt Erlingsson’s musical thriller is the first Icelandic film to receive the award from the European Parliament in Strasbourg. While collecting the Lux Award, Erlingsson said: “I feel very honoured to be here in the temple of the power of the legislation. I feel like a politician, and I think politicians are also storytellers. In fact, you are also very brave, because you are taking on the real challenges of fighting against climate change. Climate change will be the focus of all politics in the future.”
Iceland’s Oscar entry won the Nordic Council Film Prize 2018 and a total of 14 international awards since its Cannes world premiere at the Critics’ Week. The main actress Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir is nominated in her category at the European Film Awards 2018.
The film was produced by France’s Slot Machine and Iceland’s Gulldregurinn, in co-production with Ukraine’s Solar Media, Iceland’s Köggull and Vintage Pictures.
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