Fúsi (Gunnar Jónsson) is a 43-year-old shy, awkward man who happily lives at home with his mother and spends his time playing with toy cars and recreating World War II battles in miniature. Pressured to break out of his daily routine, he begrudgingly enrolls in a dance class where he meets Sjöfn, who slowly teases him out of his protective shell with the life-changing possibility of sex and romance. But of course, love never goes that smoothly. Directed by Dagur Kári (Iceland, Denmark, 2015).
Virgin Mountain is the Winner of World Narrative Competition for Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival 2015.
Special thanks to the Icelandic Film Centre and BAC Films.
Praise for Virgin Mountain:
“…a quirky, compassionate, warmly funny portrait of a gigantic social misfit with an even bigger heart”—Hollywood Reporter
” 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.”—Tribeca Film Festival
About the director
Icelandic film director Dagur Kári was born in France, raised in Iceland, and studied filmmaking in Denmark. His feature debut Noi the Albino/Nói albinói (2003) was a worldwide hit and his second film Dark Horse/Voksne mennesker (2005) premiered at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard. His English language debut The Good Heart was nominated for the 2010 Nordic Council Film Prize.
Virgin Mountain triumphed at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 with three awards for Best Film, Screenplay, and Actor (Gunnar Jónsson) from the World Competition program. Kári is currently employed at The National Film School of Denmark as Head of the Director’s Program. He is also a musician in the band “slowblow.”
$10 ($7 ASF Members)
94 min. | In Icelandic with English subtitles