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Beautiful Beings takes home prizes at three festivals

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's, film Beautiful Beings, was recently screened at three seperate film festivals, in Slovenia, Mexico and Italy, and took honors at each of them.

The main cast received the Golden Apple Grand Prix at the Kranj Actors Film Festival in Slovenia.

Words of the jury: “The incredibly lively presence of young actors in front of the camera sucks us into the story from the first frame and doesn't let us breathe until the very end of the film. The cast manages to play roles in a way that every big movie star can only dream of. The talent of such an acting team deserves the opportunity to study acting and build an established career from this great promise.“

The complete ensemble also received an award for best performance at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara in Mexico.

Finally, the film received the SNCCI Italian Critics Award at the Biografilm Festival in Italy. The prize is awarded by a jury composed of 3 critics from the National Union of Italian Film Critics to the best film in the Europe Beyond Borders section.

Words of the jury: "For its ability to extol the roughness and beauty of the youngsters' condition through wrong-footed narrative choices, which only appear contradictory, and for the seductive strength of the director's gaze."