The film in competition Vargur / Vultures by Börkur Sigþórsson (Iceland 2018) was presented on Friday, November 30th.
The film reflects the Icelandic society and its operation, it is a dry film. "The story is based on crimes actually committed between 2003 and 2007, in particular on a murder for a dispute over money and the case of an Estonian who was transporting drugs through ova.", said director Sigþórsson during the press conference.
Press conference of Vargur/Vultures
The word Vargur is a special term, which in Iceland is used for vultures, but also to designate the character of a kind of people, a bit like the term 'shark'. "It is a term that emphasizes social, class, economic and bestiality in human nature", continued the director.
Presentation of Vargur/Vultures
Erik represents the aspirational face of modern Iceland. Atli, a petty criminal just released from prison, is stuck in a downward spiral. The distance between these two very different brothers vanishes when the duo teams up to smuggle cocaine into Iceland, inside plastic pellets swallowed by a young Polish mule, Sofia. But things go wrong when rule-breaking cop Lena starts closing in on them.