Iceland, Denmark


Fúsi, a timid man in his mid-forties, is yet to find the courage to fully enter and embrace the adult world; to lift his wings and leave his nest. He sleepwalks through everyday life, where routine is key.

When a vibrant woman about his own age and an eight-year-old girl unexpectedly enter his life, he is soon forced to step up; take a leap and find out where his wings will take him.

Director's Statement

VIRGIN MOUNTAIN is a character study and a close-up of a middle aged man, Fúsi, who is still stuck in his childhood.
Like a bird that refuses to leave the nest, he still lives with his mother and has created a bubble-like world around him where he feels safe and secure.
Fúsi has no intentions of breaking the bubble; status quo is what he wants, but what he really needs is perhaps to take one small step forward in the board game of life.
The film was written with a specific actor in mind. Gunnar Jónsson is a natural talent who has done a lot of comedy over the past decade, but I have always dreamt of seeing him dealing with a more serious role.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Dagur Kári

Written by: Dagur Kári

Produced by: Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen

Cinematography: Rasmus Videbæk

Editing: Dagur Kári, Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Olivier Bugge Coutté

Production Design: Hálfdan Pedersen

Costume Design: Helga Rós V. Hannam

Original Score: Dagur Kári, Orri Jónsson

Sound Design: Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson

Cast: Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir (Sjöfn), Gunnar Jónsson (Fúsi)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2015