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“I Wanted Them To See Trapped As Nothing But Icelandic.” – An interview with Baltasar Kormákur

Cinema Scandinavia: You wrote, directed and starred in The Oath. How did you find the balance between these three roles?

Baltasar Kormákur: This isn’t the first film I’ve had so many roles, but the last film in which I did that was Reykjavik-Rotterdam. I really didn’t like the experience and didn’t want to go through that again. I was asked throughout my career whether I’d do it again, and I never thought I would. However, I felt the need to reconnect with myself as an actor. When . . .

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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.