A Mother's Courage – a popular documentary

Top-ten movies in Icelandic theaters
A Mothers courage – a popular documentary

It is pleasing to report that the Icelandic film "A Mother's Courage" is at the top of the list of the most popular films after the second weekend of 2009.

The film premiered to a full house on Friday and just over 3,500 people came to watch it over the weekend. A Mothers Courage is a documentary by Fridrik Thor Fridriksson and tells the story of the autistic boy Keli and his mother, Margret, who travels to the United States looking for an effective treatment for her son. Even if Margrét holds no unrealistic aspirations on behalf of Keli, she has the quenchless thirst for knowledge about the mysterious and complex condition that autism undeniably is. The film received a 4 star review in yesterday’s Morgunbladid and is said to be the best piece of work by Fridrik since Angels of the Universe.