THE GOOD HEART
Director: Dagur Kari
Producers: Skuli Fr. Malmqvist, Thor Sigurjonsson
Stars: Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Damian Young
The scoop: Having scored internationally with “Noi the Albino” and “Dark Horse,” helmer Kari now makes his first English-language film, which should broaden his appeal even more. Cox stars as a cynical and friendless bar owner whose life is changed when he encounters a young homeless man whom he takes under his wings.
Sales: Wild Bunch
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Producers: Jennifer Kelly, Nathalie Marciano
Stars: Diane Kruger, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, Rosanna Arquette
The scoop: Actor-writer-helmer Kormakur is one of Iceland’s most prolific filmmakers with titles “101 Reykjavik,” “Jar City” and “White Night Wedding” on his resume. English-language, star-studded thriller was shot in Mexico and delves into the underworld business of stolen organs. Pic is a co-production between U.S.-based 26 Films and Icelandic Blueeyes Prods.
Sales: Echo Bridge