The Icelandic film Heartstone has continued its winning streak with two more international awards.

At the youth festival BUFF in Malmö, Sweden, the film won the Church of Sweden Award.

Over at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, the film won a Special Mention in the Premio Maguey section.

Lead actors Baldur Einarsson and Blær Hinriksson were in attendance in Sweden and Mexico; Einarsson in Malmö and Hinriksson in Guadalajara.

Heartstone has won a total of 26 awards including 13 in 2017. Heartstone was our 2016 Film of the Year in the Cinema Scandinavia Awards. 

Info via the Icelandic Film Centre

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.