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SISTERHOOD nominated for the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award

The Icelandic TV series Sisterhood is nominated for the Nordic TV Drama Screenplay Award, presented during Göteborg Film Festival's TV Drama Vision. The series is among five Nordic drama series nominated for the prize, which will be awarded to the main writer. The award ceremony takes place on February 3, 2021.

Jóhann Ævar Grímsson is Sisterhood's nominated writer. Co-writers are Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jóhanna Fridrika Sæmundsdóttir and Silja Hauksdóttir. The series is also directed by Hauksdóttir.

The skeletal remains of a young girl who disappeared 25 years ago are found in a gravel mine in Iceland. When the priest Elisabet, the chef Anna Sigga, and the practical nurse Karlotta hear the news, it shatters their calm existence. They have gone through their lives carrying the heavy burden of guilt over a horrible secret they share from their past.

The Norwegian drama series Welcome to Utmark, directed by the Icelandic director Dagur Kári, is also nominated for the award, among with Cargo from Finland, Cry Wolf from Denmark, and Thin Blue Line from Sweden.

Sisterhood is produced Tinna Proppé, Hilmar Sigurdsson and Kjartan Thor Thordarson from the production company Sagafilm and commissioned by Iceland's broadcasting station Sjónvarp Símans and the Nordic streamer Viaplay, in association with Sky Studios. Worldwide sales of Sisterhood are being handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution. 

Read the interview with Jóhann Ævar Grímsson, nominated writer: 

In Focus: 2021 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize Nominee, Iceland