"This is the first time I have had the nerve to pursue my own vision completely. Trust my gut. And I think that makes for a much better film," the 31-year-old Icelander Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson says.
"It's a very personal story," Guðmundsson says. He, too, grew up in a small fishing village in Iceland. "Life there could be beautiful and tough at once. I had a good friend, just a few years older than me, who I thought of as a brother and who later took ..."