Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson wins 12 Edda awards for Icelandic cinema

– This supernatural drama has won a string of trophies, notably in the categories best film, best direction and best screenplay; series Sisterhood won three statuettes

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On Sunday 18 September, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy announced the recipients of this year’s prestigious Edda Awards. The Eddas, established in 1999, honor the biggest national film and TV successes of the season, and are the most prominent awards in the local audiovisual industry. The 2022 edition saw the triumph of Valdimar Johannsson‘s Lamb [+lire aussi :
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in receipt of 12 accolades out of its 13 nominations, followed by the TV drama Sisterhoodawarded with three statuettes.

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Co-produced with Sweden and Poland, and premiered at Cannes last year, Lamb is a supernatural drama revolving around an Icelandic couple who live with their herd of sheep on a beautiful but remote farm. When they discover a mysterious newborn on their land, they decide to keep it and raise it as their own. This unexpected development, and the prospects of a new family, brings them much joy before ultimately destroying them. Jóhannsson’s picture scooped the Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography and Best Original Score, among others.

Meanwhile, the TV drama Sisterhood scooped Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Best TV Fiction. The six-part show, directed by Silja Hauksdottir and produced by Viaplay with Sagafilm, centers on a 14-year-old who vanishes without a trace at the turn of the millennium. Twenty-five years later, her body is discovered, and three friends have to face the horror of their past.

Here is a list of this year’s main award winners:

Best Feature Film
Lamb [+lire aussi :
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interview : Valdimar Jóhannsson
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– Valdimar Johannsson (Iceland/Sweden/Poland)

Best Director
Valdimar Jóhannsson – Lamb

Best Screenplay
Valdimar Jóhannsson and Sjón – Lamb

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Hilmir Snær Guðnason – Lamb

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Björn Hlynur Haraldsson – Lamb

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir – Sisterhood (Iceland)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Heba Þorkelsdóttir – Sisterhood

Best TV Faction
Sisterhood- Silja Hauksdottir

Best Documentary
Raise the Bar – Gudjon Ragnarsson (Iceland)

Best Short Film
Heartless – Haukur Bjorgvinsson (Iceland)

Best Make-up
Ragna Fossberg- Katla (Iceland)

Best Production Design
Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson – Lamb

Best Suits
Margrét Einarsdottir – Lamb

Best Special Effects
Frederik Nord and Peter Hjorth – Lamb

Best Editing
Agnieszka Glinska – Lamb

Best Cinematography
Eli Arenson- Lamb

best-sound
Ingvar Lundberg and Björn Viktorsson – Lamb

Best Original Score
Þórarinn Guðnason – Lamb

ÍKSA Honorary Award
Þráinn Bertelsson

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Lamb by Valdimar Jóhannsson wins 12 Edda awards for Icelandic cinema