Icelandic cinema has without a doubt gone through a revolution in the last few years. In 2015 Icelandic film won over 103 international awards, with Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams winning the Un Certain Regard Prize at the Cannes Film Festival plus another twenty two awards, Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows winning the the Golden Shell for Best Film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival and another nine awards, plus Dagur Kári’s Virgin Mountain winning the Nordic Council Film Prize and another   thirteen awards.

Iceland is not . . .

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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.