Baltasar Kormákur is going to be honoured at CinemaCon 2015


Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur is going to be presented with the International Filmmaker of the Year award at CineCon’s International Day. Cinecon is an annual conference of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which is held in Las Vegas next week.

Mitch Neuhauser, the managing director of CinemaCon, said of the decision to honor Kormákur: “Since making his directorial debut, Baltasar Kormákur has entertained global audiences with his thrillingly intense movie-making abilities. His action-packed films keep moviegoers at the edge of their seats and Everest is sure to leave audiences riveted to the screen in anticipation of what will happen next. We couldn’t be more excited to honor him as CinemaCon’s 2015 International Filmmaker of the Year.”

Kormákur’s most recent film, Everest, is currently in post-production. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin and Emily Watson. The Icelandic actor Ingvar E. Sigurdsson and the Iceland-based Danish actress Charlotte Boving are part of the supporting cast. The Icelandic company RVX will oversee some of the film’s visual effects. Everest will be released in Icelandic and US theaters on September 18, 2015.

– Information from the Icelandic Film Centre

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.