Kormakur takes top prize at Karlovy Vary

[/link]’s "Myrin" (Jar City) has won the Grand Prix Crystal Globe, the highest prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The Icelandic filmmaker (The Sea) and A Little Trip to Heaven) tells the tale of a desperate man is trying to locate the genetic origin of his little daughter’s brain illness. A solitary detective is investigating the murder of an old eccentric whose eventful past changes this seemingly ordinary case into a bizarre mystery. Both storylines gradually become intertwined in Baltasar Kormákur’s latest film – the biggest Icelandic box-office hit of all time. The 42nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 29th to July 7th) also handed out top prizes to Norwegian director Bard Breien won best director for his film, The Art of Negative Thinking. Acting prizes went to Elvira Minguez for her role in Pudor and Sergey Puskepalis for his role in Simple Things.
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