Virgin Mountain (Fúsi)


Milliken at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 31, 2015 3:00 PM
State Theatre Sun, Aug 2, 2015 12:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2015
Runtime:94 min.
Production Country:Iceland
Original Language:Icelandic
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Gunnar Jónsson
Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir
Sigurjón Kjartansson
Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir
Franziska Una Dagsdóttir
Arnar Jónsson
Director:Dagur Kári
Produced by:Agnes Johansen
Baltasar Kormakur
Screenwriter:Dagur Kari
Cinematography:Rasmus Videbæk
Editing By:Andri Steinn Guðjónsson
Oliver Bugge Coutté
Dagur Kári Pétursson
Music By:Slowblow


First love is tricky enough when you’re young, but when you’re a 43-year-old virgin who lives at home with your mother, it can be downright agonizing. Fúsi is a lonely mountain of a man who finds pleasure in meticulously recreating WWII battles with model tanks and calling the local FM radio DJ to request his favorite tracks. He’s begrudgingly pushed to socialize when his mother’s lover registers him for line-dancing classes for his birthday. Despite actively avoiding the lessons, Fusi ends up meeting Sjorn, a spirited blond who could be just what he needs to break out of his comfort zone. Ripe with wry wit and an endearingly brilliant performance by Gunnar Josson, Icelandic director Dagur Kari’s fourth feature is a tender and wickedly funny comedy, and the winner of the top prize at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. In Person: Director Dagur Kari.