Icelandic film admissions for 2016

Icelandic film admissions in 2016 have been dominated by Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath, so the Nordic Film & TV Fund reports.

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.

In 2015, the best-selling film was Kormákur’s Everest, and in 2014 it was Baldvin Z’s Life in a Fishbowl.

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.

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.