Icelandic film strong at the European Film Market, with two films by RVK Studios

Trapped (RVK Studios, 2015)
Trapped (RVK Studios, 2015)
If you are like us, you are still getting over the awesomeness that Icelandic film brought us in 2015. Rams, Virgin Mountain, Sparrows… the list goes on. Well, lucky for us Icelandic fans Baltasar Kormakur’s company RVK Studios are pitching two new Icelandic films, including Kormakur’s The Oath, to buyers at the European Film Market that started this week.
The Oath, in which Kormakur plays the lead role, has already been picked up for representation by LA based XYZ films. Not a lot is known of this drama thriller so far, but it will be delivered late this year so we’ll be keeping our eyes out.
RVK Studios will also be pitching Mules, by Börkur Sigþórsson, a noir thriller set in the aftermath of Iceland’s economic meltdown and is inspired by real-life criminal cases. Production is close to starting and the cast and crew will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, Trapped has slowly been making its way across Europe to excellent ratings. On Monday the series premiered in France to excellent ratings. Trapped is currently airing on NRK, YLE Fem and will start on BBC Four tomorrow. We reviewed the first two episodes here.
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.