Róbert Ingi Douglas

Róbert Ingi Douglas (born 4 June 1973, in Reykjavík) is an Icelandic film director, screenwriter and cinematographer who made his feature film debut with Íslenski draumurinn (2000).[1] That film became a sleeper hit in the summer of 2000 becoming one of Iceland's biggest box-office hits that year. Róbert Douglas followed the success of his first film with a darker film about subtle racism in Iceland's society, A Man Like Me (2002). That film proved to be another commercial success in Iceland. Douglas then made Eleven Men Out (2005), a film about an all-gay soccer team. The film has already become a success outside of Iceland and is the director's first film to do so. Before making Eleven Men Out, Douglas made a documentary for television. This Is Sanlitun (2013), a comedy feature film set in Beijing is Douglas's latest film and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013, it is Douglas's first English language film.[2]

Douglas is half Northern Irish and half Icelandic. His mother is from Iceland and his father is from Northern Ireland.[3]



  1. ^ The Douglas Archives The Douglas Archives
  2. ^ TIFF 2013 Program "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ That's Beijing Magazine That's Beijing[permanent dead link]

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