Magazine article Screen International

Iceland Submits Life in a Fishbowl to Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

Iceland Submits Life in a Fishbowl to Oscars

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Iceland has selected Baldvin Zophoníasson's Life in a Fishbowl as its entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Life in a Fishbowl, is directed by Baldvin Zophoníasson, who also writes along with Birgir Örn Steinarsson, and is produced by Júlíus Kemp and Ingvar Thordarsson of The Icelandic Film Company.

The film premiered in Reykjavik in May and has been enjoying a local box office success. It had its international debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September and will play at Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5).

Q&A: Baldvin Zophoníasson

The multiple-narrative drama tells three distinct stories of people living in pre-crisis Iceland; a struggling single mother, an ex-footballer fast-tracking in the accelerating banking world and a troubled writer who has turned full time drunk. …

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