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Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's NORTHERN COMFORT world premieres at SXSW

The English-language debut by Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, Northern Comfort, premieres  at Austin's South by Southwest film and music festival.

Northern Comfort is a comedy-drama that follows a group of people on a fear of flying course in London. The final challenge is a flight to Iceland, which ends up being a horrendous ordeal. Lost in Iceland, freezing and terrified, the group must find a way to overcome their fears. The film stars Lydia Leonard, Timothy Spall, Sverrir Gudnason, Ella Rumpf, Simon Manyonda, Rob Delaney, and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.


Northern Comfort is produced by Grímar Jónsson of Iceland's Netop Film, in co-production with Mike Goodridge of the UK's Good Chaos, and Sol Bondy and Fred Burle of Germany's One Two Films.

Paris-based Charades handles global sales.

Sigurdsson's last feature film, Under the Tree, had its world premiere at Venice Orizzonti in 2017, and went on to win a number of international awards, at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, Zurich Film Festival, and the Hamptons Film Festival.

South by Southwest runs from March 10th to 19th.