A tale of two brothers

CANNES 2013. The rugged Icelandic landscape frames Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's short film about the strong bond between two brothers. "Whale Valley" was completed for the short film competition at Cannes with support from the DFI Film Workshop.

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"Whale Valley". Photo: Gunnar Audunn Jóhannsson

"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 ..."

Read the full interview in FILM Digital Cannes Issue 2013