Fúsi is in his forties and he has yet to find courage to enter the adult world. He sleepwalks through everyday life, where routine is key. When a bubbly woman and an 8-year old girl unexpectedly enter his life, he is forced to take a leap.
Nordic jury motivation: 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
Nordic jury members: Per Juul Carlsen (Denmark), Jaana Puskala (Finland), Kristín Jóhannesdóttir (Iceland), Silje Riise Næss (Norway) and Jannike Åhlund (Sweden).
National jury motivation: With a delicate touch, director Dagur Kári ́sVirgin Mountain is a moving coming-of-age portrait of a gentle giant. In a skilfully nuanced way this humanistic film conveys both inner torment and offbeat charm, while its symbolic interaction of items big and small conveys such universal themes as goodness, giving and grace.
National jury members: Kristín Jóhannesdóttir, Björn Ægir Norðfjörð, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
For press release, full production notes and high res photos of director, producer and poster see Press Kit. The information is available in the Nordic languages and English.