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Seven Icelandic projects in Göteborg - And Breathe Normally in competition

A total of seven Icelandic film projects – the features And Breathe Normally, Under the Tree, The Swan and Winter Brothers; the TV series Stella Blómkvist; and the short films Salvation and Cut – will screen at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival, which will be held January 26–February 5. Göteborg is the largest film event held in the Nordic countries and screens more than 400 films from more than 70 countries each year.

And Breathe Normally, the first feature from writer/director Ísold Uggadóttir, will be competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film. A total of nine films are up for the award, which comes with a cash prize of 1,000,000 Swedish krona. And Breathe Normally will have its world premiere later this month in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival.

The three other Icelandic features – Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under the Tree, Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir's The Swan, and Hlynur Pálmason's Winter Brothers – will screen in the festival's Nordic Light section.

The TV series Stella Blómkvist and the two short films – Thóra Hilmarsdóttir's Salvation and Eva Sigurdardóttir's Cut – will also screen in the the Nordic Light section. Stella Blómkvist is also nominated for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize.

In addition to the above, two Icelandic projects that are currently in postproduction – Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman at War and Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir's The Deposit – will be taking part in the Nordic Film Market's works-in-progress screenings.

Further information can be found on the festival's website.