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Icelandic actor Olafur Darri chosen best actor at Karlovy Vary film festival

Olafur Darri at Karlovy Vary film festival Olafur Darri at Karlovy Vary film festival

The movie XL by Marteinn Þórsson was nominated for the main competition at the Karlovy Vary film festival along with 13 other movies. The Karlovy Vary Festival gained worldwide recognition over the past years and has become one of Europe's major film events.

The Feature Film Competition is divided into the following main awards:

Grand Prix – Crystal Globe for best feature film (grand total $20,000)
Special Jury Prize
Best Director Award
Best Actress Award
Best Actor Award

Each year, the festival also presents the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. In 2007 the movie Mýrin, directed by Baltasar Kormakur, was awarded the Crystal Globe.

XL is about the MP Leifur Sigurðarson who is forced into alcohol treatment by his friend, the prime minister of Iceland. Before he goes to the treatment Leifur decides to throw a large party that gets completly out of hand. The main actors are Olafur Darri and Maria Birta.

Olafur Darri was awarded the Best Actor Award for this role in the movie. 

 

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Last modified on Monday, 08 July 2013 17:08

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