FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON

islandski režiser, producent in scenarist
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson je svojo filmsko kariero začel v zgodnjih osemdesetih letih s serijo eksperimentalnih in dokumentarnih filmov. Leta 1987 je ustanovil The Icelandic Film Corporation, ki je postala najpomembnejša islandska filmska produkcijska hiša. Fridrikssonov mednarodni uspehi so podjetju omogočili sodelovanje z mednarodnimi koprodukcijskimi partnerji, kamor spadajo predvsem redne kolaboracije s produkcijsko hišo Zentropa, pod katero deluje Lars von Trier in American Zoetrope, ki jo vodi Francisa Forda Coppole. Njegov film Children of Nature (1991) si je leta 1992 prislužil nominacijo za oskarja za najboljši tujejezični film in prejel evropsko filmsko nagrado.

Icelandic Director, Producer and Writer
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson started his film making carrier with a series of experimental films and documentaries in the early 1980s. In 1987, he founded The Icelandic Film Corporation, which has become Iceland’s most important production company, producing Fridrikssons films as well as working with other Icelandic directors and producers. Through Fridriksson’s international reputation the company has built a network of internationally well-established co-production partner companies, including Lars von Triers Zentropa and most recently, Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope. As a director, Fridriksson gained international recognition and critical acclaim with his second feature Children of Nature (1991) which was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film (also winner of European Film Award).