Country Wedding draws Icelandic crowds
by Annika Pham
Iceland’s acclaimed editor Valdis Óskarsdóttir, winner of a Bafta award for her editing of Michael Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, has successfully entered the Iceland charts last weekend with her feature film debut Country Wedding [+see also:
film profile] (Sveitabrudkaup).
The comedy opened for a third place at the domestic Top Ten, with over 2,600 admissions from six screens for Samfilm. Co-written by Óskarsdóttir with actors from the Vesturport theatre group such as Björn Hlynur Haradsson (Eleven Men Out), Gisli Orn Gardarsson (Children), and Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Jar City [+see also:
film profile]), Country Wedding is a road movie revolving around two busloads of Icelanders attending a wedding in a small church outside of Reykjavik.
UK Cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle who worked with Óskarsdóttir on Thomas Vinterberg’s It’s All About Love [+see also:
film profile] and A Man Comes Home [+see also:
film profile], is attached to the film, produced by Duo Productions, Mystery Island, AVE, and White River Productions. The film will have its world premiere tomorrow, Thursday 4, at Toronto’s Contemporary World Cinema. International sales are handled by Fortissimo Film Sales.
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