30.09. - 09.10.2021

Maria Iceland, Germany 1997 | 92 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Einar Heimisson

Einar Heimisson (*1966; †1998) studied history in Freiburg. He worked as filmmaker and writer.

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Maria is a young woman from Eastern Germany, who, after her flight from the Red Army to a refugee-camp in Lubeck, is invited to move to Iceland to work on an isolated farm and – unbeknownst to her – possibly marry the farmer. On the trawler crossing the Atlantic, Maria falls in love with Olaf, but loses sight of him when she leaves for the farm where life is very hard and primitive. The farmer approaches Maria, but when he gets too close she flees once more, this time to Reykjavik, where she meets Olaf again.

Original title: María
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German, Isländisch
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Einar Heimisson
Screenplay: Einar Heimisson
Cast: Barbara Auer, Hinrik Ólafsson, Rudolf Kowalski, Monica Bleibtreu, Arnar Jónsson
Producer: Arthur Hofer; Michael Röhrig
Director of Photography: Sigurður Sverrir Pálsson
Music: Michael S. Buhl, Eddie Daum
Production Design:
Editor: Jean Claude Pierot
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Bavaria Film International GmbH | Bavariafilmplatz 7, Bldg. 71 | 82031 Geiselgasteig | Germany | Phone: +49 89 6499 2686 | Email:
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Production: BlueScreen Film GmbH


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