27.9. - 6.10.2018

The Swan Iceland, Germany, Estonia 2016 | 90 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2017

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

ÁSA HJÖRLEIFSDÓTTIR (*1984) studied film at Columbia University in New York. She made numerous shorts, including the award-winning Ástarsaga (2012). The Swan is her debut feature.

rated for 0 + years
9-year old Sól is a dreamer and a petty thief – much to her parents' displeasure. So that she finally learns to be a useful member of society, she is sent to spend the summer with distant relatives who have a farm in a remote part of Iceland. Here, in the middle of nowhere, time seems to stand still and family relations are difficult. Sól is only able to establish a relationship with the stable boy Jón, but the farmer's daughter Ásta is also vying for his attention. Against a breathtaking natural backdrop, The Swan portrays a world in which a girl tries to find her freedom within the constraints of the adult world.
Orig. Title: Svanurinn
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Icelandic
Section: Free Port
Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Screenplay: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Cast: Gríma Valsdóttir, Thor Kristjansson, Blær Jóhannsdóttir, Ingvar E. Sigurdsson, Katla Margrét Thorgeirsdóttir
Producer: Birgitta Björnsdóttir, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Gunnar Örn Tynes, Örvar Smárason
Camera: Martin Neumeyer
Set Designer: Drífa Freyju-Ármannsdóttir
Cutter: Sebastian Thümler, Elisabet Rónaldsdóttir
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: m-appeal
Production: Vintage Pictures, Junafilm UG, Kopli Kinokompanii
contact: Verena Gräfe-Höft, Junafilm: