Baltasar Kormákur Baltasarsson
27 February 1966
|Alma mater||Iceland University of the Arts|
|Children||Baltasar Breki Samper|
Baltasar Kormákur Baltasarsson (born 27 February 1966) is an Icelandic actor, theater and film director, and film producer. He is best known for directing the films 101 Reykjavík, The Sea, A Little Trip to Heaven, Contraband, 2 Guns, Everest, and Katla series.
Life and career
Baltasar was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. His father is the Spanish painter Baltasar Samper. His son is actor Baltasar Breki Samper.
For his film Jar City, 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. His 2012 film The Deep was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, making the January shortlist. In January 2013, it was again announced that the film will be produced by Baltasar with his partner Agnes Johansen. 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. In February 2015, it was announced that his next film would be the crime-thriller The Oath, which is based on a script by actor Ólafur Egilsson.
|2005||A Little Trip to Heaven||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||White Night Wedding||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Pop in Reykjavík (1998) (Documentary)
- Stormy Weather (2003)
- Dís (2004)
- The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008) (Executive producer)
- Reykjavík-Rotterdam (2008)
- Summerland (2010)
- Virgin Mountain (2015)
- Vultures (2018)
- Against the Ice (2022)
|The Missionary||Yes||No||TV movie|
|2021||Katla||Yes||Yes||Directed 4 episodes|
|TBA||King and Conqueror||Yes||Yes|
|1992||Wallpaper: Erotic Love Story||Lass|
|A Fairy of Our Time||—||Short film|
|2000||Angels of the Universe||Óli|
|2001||No Such Thing||Dr. Artaud|
|Me and Morrison||Askildsen|
Awards and honors
|2000||Chicago International Film Festival||Gold Hugo||101 Reykjavík||Nominated||New Directors Competition|
|Edda Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Englar Alheimsins||Nominated|
|Best Film||101 Reykjavík||Nominated||Shared with: Ingvar Þórðarson|
|European Film Awards||European Discovery of the Year||Nominated|
|Locarno International Film Festival||Golden Leopard||Nominated|
|Youth Jury Award: Euro<26||Won|
|Lubeck Nordic Film Days||Prize of the Ecumenical Jury||Won|
|Thessaloniki Film Festival||FIPRESCI Prize||Won||"For the homogeneous and literary treating of complicated contemporary sexual relationships with a sense of humour."|
|Toronto International Film Festival||Discovery Award||Won||Tied With George Washington|
|2001||Berlin International Film Festival||Shooting Star||Won|
|Bogota Film Festival||Golden Precolumbian Circle||101 Reykjavík||Nominated||Best film|
|Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema||Best Film||Nominated|
|Pula Film Festival||Big Golden Arena||Won||European Competition: Best Film|
|Rouen Nordic Film Festival||Grand Jury Prize||Won|
|Tbilisi International Film Festival||Prize of the Union of Georgian Filmmakers||Won|
|2002||Edda Awards||Best Screenplay||The Sea||Won||Shared with: Ólafur Haukur Símonarson|
|Nordic Council Film Prize||Icelandic Entry||Nominated|
|San Sebastián Film Festival||Golden Seashell||Nominated|
|2003||Istanbul International Film Festival||Golden Tulip||Nominated|
|FIPRESCI Prize||Won||"For its deep observation of social and cultural wounds of a disintegrating family faced with globalization."|
|Tromsø International Film Festival||Audience Award||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|
|Edda Awards||Best Film||Jar City||Won||Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)|
|Göteborg Film Festival||FIPRESCI Prize||A Little Trip to Heaven||Won|
|Nordic Council Film Prize||Icelandic Entry||Nominated||Shared with: Edward Martin Weinman (writer) and Sigurjón Sighvatsson (producer)|
|2007||Jar City||Nominated||Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)|
|Karlovy Vary International Film Festival||Crystal Globe||Won||Shared with: Lilja Pálmadóttir (producer)|
|Don Quijote Award||Won|
|2008||Edda Awards||Best Film||White Night Wedding||Won|
|Nordic Council Film Prize||Icelandic Entry||Nominated||Shared with: Ólafur Egilsson (writer), Agnes Johansen, Kim Magnusson, and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)|
|Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films||Grand Prize||Jar City||Won||Shared with: Agnes Johansen and Lilja Pálmadóttir (producers)|
|2010||Rouen Nordic Film Festival||Young Audience Award||White Night Wedding||Won|
|2011||Edda Awards||Best Director||Inhale||Nominated|
|2012||Les Arcs European Film Festival||Crystal Arrow||The Deep||Nominated|
|Mar del Plata Film Festival||Best Film||Nominated|
|2013||Edda Awards||Best Screenplay||Nominated||Shared with: Jón Atli Jónasson|
|European Film Awards||Audience Award||Nominated|
|Göteborg Film Festival||Dragon Award||Nominated||Best Nordic Film|
|Locarno International Film Festival||Variety Piazza Grande Award||2 Guns||Nominated|
|Nordic Council Film Prize||Icelandic Entry||The Deep||Nominated|
|2014||Göteborg Film Festival||Nordic Honorary Dragon Award||Won|
|2015||CinemaCon||International Filmmaker of the Year||Won|
- "Dagur Kari writing Icelandic film Rocket Man; Baltasar Kormakur to produce". screendaily.com. 15 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Contraband Director Baltasar Kormakur to Produce ROCKET MAN". filmofilia.com. 15 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Djúpið framlag Íslands til Óskarsverðlaunanna". svarthofdi.is. 25 September 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
- "9 Foreign Language Films Vie For Oscar". Oscars. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- "Baltasar Kormakur to produce Dagur Kari's Rocketman". screendaily.com. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Oscar Hopeful Baltasar Kormakur to Produce Dagur Kari's 'Rocketman'". thewrap.com. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "The Oath". thewrap.com. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "The Oath". RVK Studios. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Sperling, Nicole (15 May 2020). "Two Projects Are Filming Again. Here's How They're Doing It". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.