The space-Nazi science fiction comedy Iron Sky, which opened in theatres during Easter week in Finland, Germany and Norway, has been awarded the Silver Méliès and the audience prize at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. The news was reported by Helsingin Sanomat.
The Silver Méliès is a prestigious award the winners of which annually compete for the Golden Méliès, the fantasy film equivalent of an Oscar which is awarded each year in October at the SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia.
Iron Sky received significant attention at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year and was chosen as one of the three top films at the South by Southwest film and music festival in Texas in March. The film was viewed by more than 250,000 people in its opening week, bringing in over EUR 2 million in ticket sales.
The moon-Nazis will be premiering in Sweden, Denmark and Croatia this week. The film will head for the USA and the UK in early summer and Japan in the autumn.
The film’s premise has the Nazis returning from the dark side of the Moon to take over the Earth, after having fled it in 1945. Iron Sky is the most expensive Finnish film ever made.