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For the second year in a row Iceland has won the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize with Dagur Kári’s film Virgin Mountain (Fúsi) produced by Baltasar Kormákur and Agnes Johansen for RVK Studios. All the five nominees of the Nordic Council Film Prize 2015 were screened at the 28th edition of HIFF. Gunnar Jónsson (photo), the lead actor of Virgin Mountain visited the festival and presented the winning film to the Finnish audience.

Writer/director Dagur Kári was handed the DKK 350,000 award on Tuesday October 27 at Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, from the hands of his fellow countryman and previous winner Benedikt Erlingsson, director of Of Horses and Men.

The Nordic Council Film Prize is administered by Nordisk Film & TV Fond on behalf of the Nordic Council of Ministers. More information about the prize here.