With the Raindance Film Fest in full flow already, it’s great to see rising starlets such as Icelandic actress Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir making us sit up and take notice. Already a Best Supporting Actress award winner back in her native Iceland for her work on the courtroom drama “Réttur” (Case), it’s no wonder she’s on the radar of all things film. Her role in the narrative feature “Spell” should garner her a steady stream of adoration the world over. Certainly this blog has been a constant champion of the best upcoming talents from around the globe who we’ve seen go on to reach even greater heights.
Within the mystifying nature of the film “Spell”, Birna captivates as Inga, a potential love interest of an American illustrator who is reeling from his personal tragedy. Set in Iceland, viewers are treated to the pristine and magical countryside as well as Birna’s illuminating essence. At times in life, every so often we connect with other people on an inconceivable level and “Spell” showcase that humans were meant to be social creatures despite the baggage we carry through life.
Birna could well be following in the footsteps of her fellow Icelandic actress Hera Hilmarsdóttir who this year headlined Peter Jackson’s actioner Mortal Engines. Who knows Birna could be nominated for a Shooting Star, (Europe’s award for fine new talents) just like Hera did way back in 2015. All the more reason to keep tabs on this Nordic beauty.