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4.7.2017

HEARTSTONE shortlisted for LUX Film Prize

Heartstone, writer/director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson's debut feature, was selected as one of ten European films named to the Official Selection of the LUX Film Prize. The announcement was made at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Of the ten films in the Official Selection, three will go on to compete for the LUX Film Prize, which will be announced in November. The winning film will be subtitled in all official languages of the European Union and be screened in more than 40 cities during the LUX Film Days.

Grímur Hákonarson's Rams is the only previous Icelandic film that has been named to the Official Selection. No Icelandic film has made it to the finals. 

The LUX Film Prize was founded in 2007 by the European Parliament to cast an annual spotlight on the European public debate. The films selected help celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration. 

For more information regarding the Official Selection see here