Swedish/Icelandic Romantic Drama and Award Winning Feature HEMMA (Home) by Maximilian Hult, has been nominated for Icelandic Film Awards EDDAN in the Categories Best Director – Maximilian Hult and Best Editing – Valdís Óskarsdóttir and Sigurður Eyþórsson. HEMMA was shot in Iceland in the summer of 2012, with support from the Icelandic Film Centre and a wonderful mixture of Swedish and Icelandic Cast & Team. HEMMA. The film is produced by Swedish Producers Anna G Magnúsdóttir & Anders Granström and Co-produced by Icelandic Guðrún Edda Þórhannesdóttir & Friðrik Þór Friðriksson.
Earlier the film has been awarded The South Korean Busan Audience Bank Award, Opening Film at Mannheim Heidelberg, Eucomenical Award as Best film in Mannheim-Heidelberg, Grand Prix Best Film Febio Fest Prague, Best Male Actor Erik Lundqvist at Peace & Love Film Festival Sweden and Guldbagge for Best Female Supporting Role Anita Wall.
Movieboosters AB accquires Icelandic country romance Of Horses and Men (Hross í oss) about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Directed by debuting Benedikt Erlingsson and produced by veteran Fridrik Thor Fridriksson, the film has been selected for festivals alla over the world and is laden with international awards. Swedish audiences can expect to see this amazingly popular film in the fall 2014.
From XXI Prague International Film Festival:
Ladies and gentlemen … The winner of the Grand Prix this year’s Febiofest is.. a Swedish-Icelandic film Home (Hemma)! Its director Maximilian Hult will receive the Grand Prix at the Closing Ceremony today (28th of March 2014) along with € 5,000 as a reward. Another € 5,000 will be given to promote the distribution of the film.
The prize will be handed to the Director by the honorary chairman of this year’s jury, Oscar-winning costume designer, Mr. Theodor Pištěk.
The jury praised the deeply human story, great acting and humor of the film. Among the views of jury evaluation, appeared these comments:
“Superbly rendered the characters that are very different and yet the director then connects them as a cure for loneliness.”
“Precise and metered work with conventions. The romantic comedy, which was sensitive and funny as the main heroine.”
“Great civilian performances and quirky humor.”
“Living film with an emphasis on the love between people and understanding the differences between people.”