Virgin Mountain (FUSI)



Sequoia 2 Wed, Oct 14, 2015 5:30 PM
Century Cinema, Corte Madera Thu, Oct 15, 2015 5:00 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:94 min
Director:Dagur Kári
Producer:Baltasar Kormákur
Agnes Johansen
Screenwriter:Dagur Kári
Cinematographer:Rasmus Videbæk
Editor:Andri Steinn Guðjónsson
Oliver Bugge Coutté
Dagur Kári Pétursson
Cast:Gunnar Jónsson
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir
Sigurjón Kjartansson
Franziska Una Dagsdóttir
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
Arnar Jónsson
Print Source:BAC Films Distribution
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


A triple prizewinner at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (for Best Narrative Film, Actor, and Screenplay), Virgin Mountain captures a critical point in the life of Fúsi, a 43-year-old painfully shy man, as he attempts to break out of his socially awkward (and sexually inhibited) shell. Still living with his mother and working a mindless job handling baggage at the airport, Fúsi (the amazing Gunnar Jónsson, Rams, MVFF 2015) prefers to keep to himself. With good intentions, his mother signs him up for line-dancing lessons, where he meets fellow outcast Sjöfn (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Spooks and Spirits, MVFF 2014). As a tender intimacy begins to form, Fúsi starts to blossom, stepping outside of his comfort zone and eager for more. The latest from director Dagur Kári (Nói the Albino, MVFF 2003;The Good Heart) is an emotionally rewarding, beautifully rendered reworking of the familiar fish-out-of-water tale that masterfully and delicately balances humor and heart..

Co-presented by Icelandic Association of Northern California

Additional Information

Dagur Kári is a director, writer, and musician. He was born in France in 1973 but raised in Iceland and studied filmmaking in Denmark from 1995 to 1999. He made his feature debut in 2003 with Noi Albinoi (MVFF 2003) and also works as a musician with the band slowblow. He is currently Head of the Director’s Program at The National Film School of Denmark.