29 June 1947 |
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
He studied French, Icelandic in Reykjavík and filmmaking at the National Film School in London. He has made many popular Icelandic films that have also been translated into other languages. His 1998 film The Dance was entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival where he won the Silver St. George for Best Director.
He is currently director of BÍL, The Federation of Icelandic Artists.
- Land and Sons (Land og synir, 1980)
- Outlaw: The Saga of Gisli (Útlaginn, 1981)
- On Top (Með allt á hreinu, 1982)
- Golden Sands (Gullsandur, 1984)
- Nonni und Manni (TV series, 6 episodes, 1988-1989)
- The Dance (Dansinn, 1998)
- The Seagull's Laughter (Mávahlátur, 2001)
- Ahead of Time (Í takt við tímann, 2004)
- Spooks and Spirits (Ófeigur gengur aftur, 2013)
- "21st Moscow International Film Festival (1999)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-03-24.