Iceland, Denmark 2015


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.

Directors 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

Director of Photography : Rasmus Videbæk

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

Production Design : Hálfdan Pedersen

Costume Design : Helga Rós V. Hannam

Composer : Dagur Kári, Orri Jónsson

Sound Design : Ingvar Lundberg, Kjartan Kjartansson

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

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2015