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11.1.2022

Icelandic films at the Göteborg Film Festival - LAMB in competition for the Dragon Award

Three Icelandic films have been selected for the Göteborg Film Festival, which will take place from January 28 through February 6; Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson will compete for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film; Quake by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir will be screened in the Nordic Light program; and the TV series Blackport, written by Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Mikael Torfason, will compete for the Nordic Film & TV Fund Prize for Best TV Script.

LAMB trailer

Lamb will be in competition for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film, the festival‘s top prize. Lamb was directed by Valdimar Jóhannsson and written by Jóhannsson and the acclaimed Icelandic poet, novelist, and screenwriter Sjón. Lamb is currently one of 15 films shortlisted for the 94th Academy Awards in the International Feature Film category. The film is an Iceland/Sweden/Poland coproduction and international sales are being handled by New Europe Film Sales.


QUAKE trailer

Quake will screen in the Nordic Light program of the festival. Quake was written and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir and is based on a novel by Audur Jónsdóttir. Quake had its world premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November 2021 and was produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir for Ursus Parvus. International sales are being handled by Alief.


BLACKPORT trailer

The TV series Blackportdirected by Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gísli Örn Gardarsson and María Reyndal will compete with four other Nordic TV series for the Nordic Film & TV Fund Prize for Best TV Script, presented during the festival. Gísli Örn Gardarsson, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson and Mikael Torfason are Blackport's nominated writers. Blackport had its world premiere at Series Mania, where it won the Grand Prize in the international competition. The series was produced by Nana Alfredsdóttir, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Gardarsson and Haraldsson for Vesturport, in coproduction with RÚV, ARTE France and Turbine Studios.


For further information about the festival and its selections, visit Göteborg Film Festival's official website.