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Eight Icelandic projects in Göteborg Film Festival

A total of eight Icelandic film projects – the documentary Little Moscow; the features The Deposit and the Swedish/Icelandic Pity the Lovers; the TV series The Flatey Enigma; and the works-in-progress A White, White Day, The CountyEcho and Valhalla – will take part in the 42nd Göteborg Film Festival, which will be held January 25 - February 4. Göteborg is the largest film event held in the Nordic countries and screens more than 400 films from more than 70 countries each year.

Little Moscow , which was directed by Grímur Hákonarson, will be one of eight films competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary.

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir's first narrative feature, The Deposit, will screen in the festival's Nordic Light section. This will be the film's international premiere.

Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, the screenwriter of the TV series  The Flatey Enigma, is nominated for the Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for outstanding writing of a Nordic drama series, and will compete against the writers of five other Nordic series.

The Swedish/Icelandic comedy Pity the Lovers, written and directed by Maximilian Hult, will be screened  as part of a special focus on Nordic Comedy.

Finally, three Icelandic projects and one Icelandic minority co-production that are currently in postproduction – Hlynur Pálmason's  A White, White Day, Grímur Hákonarson's The County, Rúnar Rúnarsson's Echo and Fenar Ahmad's Valhalla – will be taking part in the Nordic Film Market's works-in-progress screenings.

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