Icelandic Short in Main Competition at Cannes

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Icelandic Short in Main Competition at Cannes

Icelandic short film Hvalfjörður by director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson has been selected along with nine others out of 3,500 entries from 132 countries to compete for the Golden Palm for shorts at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, May 15-26.

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A screenshot of the film.

The film, named after a fjord in West Iceland, features the relationship between two brothers who live at a small farm with their parents and the dramatic events which change their lives forever, as described in a press release.

Ágúst Örn B. Wigum and Einar Jóhann Valsson play the main parts. Guðmundur also wrote the screenplay and produces the film along with Anton Már Svansson.

Co-producers are Sagafilm, Icelandic filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson and Darin Mailand-Mercado and Jacob Oliver Krarup from Denmark.

This is the third time that an Icelandic short competes in this category at Cannes. The others are Ævintýri á okkar tímum by Inga Lísa Middleton in 1993 and Smáfuglar by Rúnar Rúnarsson in 2008.

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