13. Mai 2010

Munich, 13 May 2010. Beta Cinema has just added the new Icelandic film KING'S ROAD by director Valdis Óskarsdóttir (COUNTRY WEDDING) to its world-sales portfolio. Daniel Brühl (GOODBYE, LENIN!, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) and Gisli Örn Garðarsson (PRINCE OF PERSIA) play the lead roles in the tragicomical film, which unfolds in a decrepit trailer park outside of Reykjavik. KING'S ROAD is the second feature directed by the Icelandic filmmaker, whose first film COUNTRY WEDDING was shown at the international festivals of Toronto, Munich, Pusan, Marrakech and London, and obtained four nominations for the Icelandic Film Award. Valdis Óskarsdóttir, who also wrote the script, had previously made a name for herself as film editor, and was responsible for the editing of THE MONGOL, which was nominated for an Academy Award as best foreign film. The international acclaimed singer Björk and her Suguercubes contributed to the soundtrack.
In KING’S ROAD the young Icelander Junior (Gisli Örn Garðarsson, Berlinale Shooting Star 2007, two Icelandic film awards) returns home in search of his father, with whom he has had no contact for many years now, but from whom he expects help in a difficult situation. His return to the depressing trailer park full of misfits disappointed by life, does not quite go as he had planned… Playing alongside Daniel Brühl are exclusively Icelandic actors, members of the renowned Icelandic theater group Vesturport, including Nina Dögg Filippusdottir, who was awarded the Shooting Star of the Berlinale in 2003 and twice obtained the Icelandic film award Edda.
KING’S ROAD was produced by Mystery Island and AVE in coproduction with Kukl and Vestuport. Producer Davíð Óskar Ólafsson is taking part in the "Producers on the Move" program at this year's Cannes Film Festival.