2015 has easily been the year of Icelandic cinema. The small island country of 320,000 people has had a remarkable number of success stories over the past twelve months. Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men took out the Nordic Council Film Prize at the end of 2014, and this year we have seen Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams win the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival, Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain winning three awards at Tribeca (Best Narrative, Best Screenplay and Best Actor), and Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest opening the . . .

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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.