Iceland introduces Oscar to ‘Mamma’

Fridriksson's Alzheimer comedy vies for foreign-lingo nom

“Mamma Gogo,” helmed by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and produced by Fridriksson and Gudrun Edda Thorhanesdotir for Hughrif/Spellbound Prods., has been tapped as Iceland’s choice for a foreign language Oscar nomination.

Pic is a dark comedy about an old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, based on the helmer’s own mother´s illness.

Five of Fridriksson’s films have been Iceland’s Oscar submissions. In 1992, “Children of Nature” got a nomination.

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