Grímur Hákonarson

2001 Vardi Goes on Tour (doc)
2002 Vardi Goes Europe (doc)
2004 Last Words of Hreggvidur (short)
2005 Slavek the Shit (short)
2007 Wrestling (short)
2010 Summerland
2012 Pure Heart (doc)
2013 Hvellur (doc)
2015 Hrútar/Rams

He was born in 1977 and graduated from Prague’s FAMU in 2004. His diploma film, Slavek the Shit, was the first film that got international attention. It was selected to the Cinéfondation section of the Cannes IFF in 2005 and won 12 festival prizes, including the “Silver Hugo” at the Chicago IFF. His next short film, Wrestling, premiered at the Locarno FF in 2007 and is one of the most successful Icelandic short films. It won 25 festival prizes around the world.

International Competition

Rams / Grímur Hákonarson

A wonderful film with a Scandinavian soul, made from the simplest raw materials by the director Grímur Hákonarson. Due to their stubbornness, two brothers haven’t spoken to each other for forty years, despite the fact that they live in neighboring farms in a remote valley in Iceland. Their world is their sheep stock. When a ram is infected by a disease, the whole area is seized by fear. Black humor alternates with drama in a film where the narrative pace is synchronized to the pace of nature, allowing its characters to breathe. The film praises the bonds between humans and animals, and particularly those that evolve in isolated areas; while at the same time it portrays, in an original way, the relationships that flourish in smaller communities, where the environment decisively defines the life factor.

Director:Grímur Hákonarson
Script:Grímur Hákonarson
Cinematography:Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editing:Kristján Loðmfjörð
Sound:Huldar Freyr Arnarson, Björn Viktorsso
Music:Αtli Örvarsson
With:Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Böving, Jón Benónýsson, Guðrúnsigur Björnsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafurgunnarsson, Jörundur Ragnarsson,þorleifur Einarsson
World Sales:New Europe Film Sales, Poland T. +48 600 173 205
Distribution in Greece:ΑΜΑ films Yorgos Stergiakis T. +30 210 3221 925 F. +30 210 3214 998
Production Design:Βjarni Massi Sigurbjörnsson
Producer:Grímar Jónsson
Production:Netop Films, Iceland T.+35 46 95 9522
Production Country:Iceland
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015

Awards :
"Un certain regard" Award – Cannes IFF 2015, France
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:215
FRIDA LIAPPA:Monday, November 09, 2015 - 15:45 | ID:344