According to FRISK, Iceland’s cinema association, The Oath had 46,786 admissions and was the top selling film of the year, making this the third year in a row that a local filmmaker has topped the chart.
The second-best film was Anton Sigurdsson’s thriller Cruelty with 19,587 admissions and then In Front of Others by Óskar Jónasson had 10,891 admissions.
Fifteen Icelandic films in total premiered in Iceland in 2016.
Fifteen Icelandic films premiered in 2016, against 13 in 2015. The total number of new films on screens remained stable at 179.
So far this year is already looking strong, with Heartstone currently screening in cinemas and I Remember You to premiere in April.