29. September @ The Swedish House
Directed by Dagur Kári
Produced by Baltasar Kormákur & Agnes Johansen
Written by Dagur Kári
Starring Gunnar Jónsson
Music by Slowblow
Cinematography Rasmus Videbæk
Edited by Olivier Bugge Coutté, Andri Steinn Guðjónsson & Dagur Kári
Duration 93 minutes
Virgin Mountain is a 2015 Icelandic drama film directed by Dagur Kári, starring Gunnar Jónsson and Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir. Its Icelandic title is Fúsi. The world premiere took place at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, where the film was screened on 9 February 2015 in the Berlinale Special program. It was released in Icelandic cinemas on 20 March 2015. It won the prizes for best narrative feature, actor and screenplay at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film won the 2015 Nordic Council Film Prize.
The movie tells the story of a man in his 40s who lives with his mother and works as ground staff at a nearby airport. He is involved in recreating battlefields on tabletop in his spare time including listening to radio and enjoying meals. On his 42nd birthday Fúsi gets a break from his daily routines when he is enrolled in a dance class. He falls in love, but his depressive girlfriend leaves him. He helps his ex-girlfriend to find happiness by rebuilding a dump into a flower boutique shop. Fúsi, at the edge of falling back to his routines decides to make changes for himself and takes a trip to Egypt.