Icelandic director Dagur Kári returns to his native tongue with his fourth feature film Virgin Mountain. Never taking the easy route, the narrative is focused on circumventing presumptions and taking realistic, yet unexpected, corners. It is a film brimming with hope, whilst never shirking from the dark forces that reside in life.

The film is a delicate and humane portrait of a man who has many things stacked against him. Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is overweight, 42, and still living with his mother. He has created a safe, unchanging and extremely . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is know based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.