Virgin Mountain

World Narrative Competition

North American Premiere

Denmark, Iceland | 96 MINUTES

VIRGIN MOUNTAIN

Drama
Fúsi is a mammoth of a man who at 43 years of age is still living at home with his mother. Shy and awkward, he hasn’t quite learned how to socialize with others, leaving him an untouchable virgin. That is until his family pushes him to join a dance class. There he meets the equally innocent but playful Sjöfn.

Acclaimed Icelandic writer-director Dagur Kári’s fourth feature introduces us to the pains of first love between these two late-blooming loners. Dagur Kári brilliantly portrays Fúsi, wonderfully performed Gunnar Jónsson, as a hero, more than an outsider. Subtle and delicate, the wickedly funny Virgin Mountain never tries to force the audience into empathy. Instead, scene-by-scene, Dagur Kári constructs a simple and moving story. The result is a wonderfully shot character-driven drama with a haunting score co-composed by Kári himself.

—Frédéric Boyer

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Dagur Kári

Dagur Kári is an Icelandic director, writer, and musician. Kári studied filmmaking in Denmark and made his feature debut in 2003 with Noi Albinoi. He is currently employed at The National Film School of Denmark as Head of the Director’s Program.
Director
Dagur Kári
Screenwriter
Dagur Kári
Producer
Agnes Johansen, Baltasar Kormakur
Editor
Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Oliver Bugge Coutté, Dagur Kári Pétursson
Cinematographer
Rasmus Videbæk
Executive Producer
Agnes Johansen
Composer
Slowblow
Co-Producer
Bo Ehrhardt, Mikkel Jersin
Cast
Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson, Thórir Saemundsson, Ari Matthíasson, Fridrik Fridriksson, Ingunn Jensdóttir

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