Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
Fridrik Thor Fridriksson was born in Iceland in 1954. Almost totally self-educated in cinematography, he started making 16mm films while still in highschool. He ran the University's film club, founded Iceland's first film magazine, and helped set up the Reykjavik Film Festival, which he presently chairs. Fridriksson directed non-commercial documentaries, such as Rock in Reykjavik (1982) and Icelandic Cowboys (1984), before his first feature, White Whales (1987). He then directed several films for Icelandic Television before making Children of Nature (1991), which had a wider theatrical release abroad then any other previous Icelandic film before. It was awarded the nordic Amanda Prize as the best Scandinavian film of 1994. Cold Fever (1995), his most international production, has earned world-wide distribution and has been enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. Its many international prizes include The Rosebud at the 1995 Edinburgh Film Festival. Fridriksson's company the Icelandic Film Corporation, has been involved in almost every Icelandic film made in recent years as well as co-producing several international productions.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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