Kari’s ‘Albino’ sweeps Edda nods

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Icelandic director Dagur Kari’s feature debut, “Noi the Albino,” swept local film and TV awards the Eddas on Friday. Already boasting a string of international awards, the film won for feature, director and screenplay (Kari), actor (Tomas Lemarquis), supporting actor (Throstur Leo Gunnarsson) and art direction (Jon Steinar Ragnarsson).

Sigurlaug Jonsdottir took the actress nod for her performance in Solveig Anspach’s “Stormy Weather.”

Olafur Sveinsson’s “Last Stop” won documentary kudos; Channel 2’s “Independent People,” by Jon Arsaell Thordarson and Steingrimur Jon Thordarson, netted the TV series award; and Knutur Hallson, who was the main force behind the creation of the Icelandic Film Fund in 1978, received an Honorary Edda.

Televised ceremony gained 60% ratings for Icelandic pubcaster RUV.

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