Iceland’s ‘Life in a Fishbowl’ wins top prize at Febiofest

Life in a Fishbowl


The Icelandic film Life in a Fishbowl has won yet another award, this time at the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest. The film screened as part of the New Europe section, and director Baldvin Z was there to accept the prize on the 27th of March.

The film started off as a domestic box office success, ending up topping the stats in 2014. It has had a huge festival run, including Toronto and Zurich. The film also won the top prize in Lübeck, the Tridens Award for best debut film at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, and the audience award for best film at the Mamers en Mars Film Festival in Mamers, France.

The film recently won 12 Eddas (the Icelandic Academy Awards) – an all-time record – including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Life in a Fishbowl was Iceland’s entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and is produced by Ingvar Thórdarson and Júlíus Kemp for the Icelandic Film Company.

Seriously check out this film. Iceland is a wonderful country and we love supporting their cinema.

Info via the Icelandic Film Centre

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.

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