Baltasar Kormákur

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Baltasar Kormákur
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Baltasar Kormákur at 42nd KVIFF
Born Baltasar Kormákur Samper
(1966-02-27) 27 February 1966 (age 49)
Reykjavík, Iceland
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1992–present

Baltasar Kormákur Samper (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is known professionally as Baltasar Kormákur. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, Hafið, A Little Trip to Heaven (starring Julia Stiles and Forest Whitaker), a film based on the book Mýrin (Jar City) by Arnaldur Indriðason, Contraband, and 2 Guns (starring Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington). His father is the Spanish painter Baltasar Samper.

Career[edit]

For his film Mýrin, he won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2007. In December 2011, it was announced the production of a drama film Rocketman with Baltasar Kormákur and Dagur Kári was set to direct the film.[1][2] His 2012 film The Deep was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards,[3] making the January shortlist.[4] In January 2013, it was again announced that the film will be produced by Kormákur with his partner Agnes Johansen.[5] Denmark's Nimbus Film will co-produce the film. The film's production started in February and will be filmed until the end of 2013, with an expected release in 2015.[6] In February 2015, is was announced that his next film will be the crime-thriller, The Oath,[7] which is based on a script by actor Ólafur Egilsson.[8]

Filmography (as director)[edit]

Filmography (as actor)[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result Notes
2000 Chicago International Film Festival Gold Hugo 101 Reykjavík Nominated New Directors Competition
2000 Edda Awards Best Supporting Actor Englar Alheimsins Nominated
2000 Edda Awards Best Film 101 Reykjavík Nominated Shared with: Ingvar Þórðarson
2000 Edda Awards Best Director 101 Reykjavík Nominated
2000 Edda Awards Best Screenplay 101 Reykjavík Won
2000 European Film Awards European Discovery of the Year 101 Reykjavík Nominated
2000 Locarno International Film Festival Golden Leopard 101 Reykjavík Nominated
2000 Locarno International Film Festival Youth Jury Award: Euro<26 101 Reykjavík Won
2000 Lubeck Nordic Film Days Prize of the Ecumenical Jury 101 Reykjavík Won
2000 Thessaloniki Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize 101 Reykjavík Won "For the homogeneous and literary treating of complicated contemporary sexual relationships with a sense of humour."
2000 Toronto International Film Festival Discovery Award 101 Reykjavík Won Tied With George Washington
2001 Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Star Won
2001 Bogota Film Festival Golden Precolumbian Circle 101 Reykjavík Nominated Best film
2001 Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema Best Film 101 Reykjavík Nominated
2001 Pula Film Festival Big Golden Arena 101 Reykjavík Won European Competition: Best Film
2001 Rouen Nordic Film Festival Grand Jury Prize 101 Reykjavík Won
2001 Tbilisi International Film Festival Prize of the Union of Georgian Filmmakers 101 Reykjavík Won
2002 Edda Awards Best Screenplay Hafið Won Shared with: Ólafur Haukur Símonarson
2002 Edda Awards Best Film Hafið Won
2002 Edda Awards Best Director Hafið Won
2002 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry Hafið Nominated
2002 San Sebastián Film Festival Golden Seashell Hafið Nominated
2003 Istanbul International Film Festival Golden Tulip Hafið Nominated
2003 Istanbul International Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize Hafið Won "For its deep observation of social and cultural wounds of a disintegrating family faced with globalization."
2003 Tromsø International Film Festival Audience Award Hafið Won
2005 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry Dís Nominated Shared with: Silja Hauksdóttir (director, writer), Birna Anna Björnsdóttir (writer), Oddný Sturludóttir (writer) and Agnes Johansen (producer)
2006 Cognac Festival du Film Policier Critics Award A Little Trip to Heaven Won
2006 Edda Awards Best Film Mýrin Won Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)
2006 Edda Awards Best Director Mýrin Won
2006 Göteborg Film Festival FIPRESCI Prize A Little Trip to Heaven Won
2006 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry A Little Trip to Heaven Nominated Shared with: Edward Martin Weinman (writer) and Sigurjón Sighvatsson (producer)
2007 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry Mýrin Nominated Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)
2007 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Crystal Globe Mýrin Won Shared with: Lilja Pálmadóttir (producer)
2007 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Don Quijote Award Mýrin Won
2008 Edda Awards Best Film Brúðguminn Won
2008 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry Brúðguminn Nominated Shared with: Ólafur Egilsson (writer), Agnes Johansen, Kim Magnusson, and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)
2008 Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films Grand Prize Mýrin Won Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)
2008 Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films Best Direct Mýrin Won
2010 Rouen Nordic Film Festival Young Audience Award Brúðguminn Won
2011 Edda Awards Best Director Inhale Nominated
2012 Les Arcs European Film Festival Crystal Arrow Djúpið Nominated
2012 Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Film Djúpið Nominated
2013 Edda Awards Best Screenplay Djúpið Nominated Shared with: Jón Atli Jónasson
2013 Edda Awards Best Director Djúpið Won
2013 European Film Awards Audience Award Djúpið Nominated
2013 Göteborg Film Festival Dragon Award Djúpið Nominated Best Nordic Film
2013 Locarno International Film Festival Variety Piazza Grande Award 2 Guns Nominated
2013 Nordic Council Film Prize Icelandic Entry Djúpið Nominated
2014 Göteborg Film Festival Nordic Honorary Dragon Award Won
2015 CinemaCon International Filmmaker of the Year Won

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dagur Kari writing Icelandic film Rocket Man; Baltasar Kormakur to produce". screendaily.com. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contraband Director Baltasar Kormakur to Produce ROCKET MAN". filmofilia.com. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Djúpið framlag Íslands til Óskarsverðlaunanna". svarthofdi.is. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie For Oscar". Oscars. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  5. ^ "Baltasar Kormakur to produce Dagur Kari's Rocketman". screendaily.com. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Oscar Hopeful Baltasar Kormakur to Produce Dagur Kari's 'Rocketman'". thewrap.com. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Oath". thewrap.com. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Oath". RVK Studios. 4 January 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 

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