HEARTSTONE wins three awards in France

Heartstone, directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, has won three awards at the Premiers Plans Film Festival in France over the weekend.

The Icelandic film won the top prize, the audience award and the young jury award.

Set in a remote fishing village in Iceland, Heartstone follows teenage boys Thor and Christian, who experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers feelings toward his best friend.

Part of the prize includes 70,000 Euros to be used for marketing and promotion of the film in France. Heartstone has been winning awards around the world: including Morocco, Chicago, Poland, Italy and Germany. The film also screened this year at the Palm Springs Film Festival and is currently screening at the Gothenburg Film Festival, where it is nominated for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film. The film will also be pitched at this year’s Berlin Film Festival.

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.