KONA FER Í STRÍÐ
Iceland, France, Ukraine
Our hero serves in this world as a kind of Artemis, the protector of the untouched and wild. Alone, facing a quickly changing planet, she assumes the role of saving mother earth and its future generations. Our point of view is very close to our hero’s, which is how and why we access her inner life.
There is a book by Astrid Lindgren called The Brothers Lionheart, in which we have this dialogue between the two brothers:
But then Jonathan said that there were certain things you have to do, even if they were difficult and dangerous.
"Why is that?" I asked, surprised.
"Otherwise you´re not really a person, just a little shit.”
This is a film about a woman striving to be a real person.
2018 - WOMAN AT WAR
2013 - OF HORSES AND MEN
2008 - THE NAIL, short
2007 - THANKS, short
2000 - WORMSTONGUE - A LOVE STORY, TV film
1997 - BLOOD-BROTHERS, TV series
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Benedikt Erlingsson
Written by: Olafur Egill Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson
Produced by: Marianne Slot, Benedikt Erlingsson, Carine Leblanc
Cinematography: Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
Editing: David Alexander Corno
Production Design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson
Costume Design: Sylvia Dögg Halldórsdóttir
Make-Up & Hair: Dominique Rabout, Joséphine Hoy
Original Score: Davíð Þór Jónsson
Sound Design: François de Morant
Visual Effects: Annabelle Zoellin
Main Cast: Ómar Guðjónsson (sousaphone), Juan Camillo Roman Estrada (Juan Camillo), Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir (Halla / Ása), Jóhann Sigurðarson (Sveinbjörn), Davíð Þór Jónsson (pianist / accordeon band), Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (drummer)
Nominations and Awards
- European Actress 2018
- EFA Feature Film Selection 2018