Ágúst Guðmundsson

Ágúst Guðmundsson ( born June 29, 1947 in Reykjavík ) is an Icelandic film director, producer and screenwriter. With his debut film Country and sons (Land og Synir ) he marked his international breakthrough in 1980 the Icelandic film.


Ágúst studied in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik French and Icelandic. He trained as an actor and studied at the National Film School in London directing. In Iceland, he worked for television.

In 1980 his feature film debut, country and Sons (Land og Synir ); for the Icelandic film industry kick-start. His second film, The Outlaws - The Gisli Saga ( Útlaginn ) of 1981 was an international success. In 1985, Ágúst for his political satire gold sand ( Gullsandur ) Lübeck film lens. His film The Dance ( Dansinn, 1998) won an award at the Moscow Film Festival with the Best Director Award. Was also successful seagulls laughter ( Mávahlátur ), the Icelandic contender for the Oscars 2002.

For television Ágúst realized, among other things, the six -part series Nonni and Manni Christmas (1988 /89) with ZDF. Ágúst is president of the association was founded in 1928 by Icelandic artists Bil ( Bandalag Íslenskra Lista Manna ).