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Kristín Erla Pétursdóttir selected as BUFF Nordic stars for the Icelandic feature BIRTA

Icelandic actress Kristín Erla Pétursdóttir has been selected as one of the BUFF Nordic stars for her lead role in the Icelandic feature Birta. Every year BUFF Film Festival selects three young actors for brilliant acting in a film shown at the festival, which will take place from March 19 - 25 in Malmö, Sweden. 

Pétursdóttir has previously won the DIAMANT award for best child actor at the Schlingel International Film Festival, which took place in Germany in October 2021. 

Birta tells the story of the strong and responsible Birta. She seeks ways to raise money after overhearing her mother worrying about financial problems and not being able to afford the family Christmas. But it's not so easy when you're only 11 years old.

The film was written by Helga Arnardóttir and directed by Bragi Thór Hinriksson. They are also the producers of the film for H.M.S. Productions.