The Swan

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    The Swan

    Directed by

    Iceland, Estonia

    2017

    91 min

    • Icelandic

    Drama, Mystery

    When young Sól is sent to live with her distant countryside relatives for a summer, she becomes entangled in a dramatic rite of passage with a mysterious farmhand, Jón, and the farmer’s daughter, Ásta.

    Awards

    • Best Film - Cairo IFF Critic's Week<br>Best Director - Kolkata FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Thor Kristjansson
    Blær Jóhannsdóttir
    Gríma Valsdóttir
    Ingvar Sigurðsson
    Katla Þorgeirsdóttir
    Screenplay
    Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
    Cinematography
    Martin Neumeyer
    Editing
    Elísabet Rónaldsdóttir
    Sebastian Thümler
    Music
    Örvar Smárason
    Gunnar Tynes
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    VINTAGE PICTURES
    Production
    JUNAFILM
    Production
    KOPLI KINOKOMPANII

    Press

    A slow moving film that allows the audience to feel with young Sol and to experience the slow but no less dramatic lifestyle at the farm.

    Festival Reviews

    Debutant Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir creates a fragile story of maturity and self-exploration set in the natural wilderness of Iceland.

    Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

    Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

    Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

    Iceland

    Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir (b. 1984) is an Icelandic writer and director. Ása completed a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Iceland and La Sorbonne - Paris IV Université. She graduated from the Columbia University Film MFA program in 2012. Her award-winning first feature film THE SWAN premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, is still touring the festival circuit and has been sold to several territories. REPLY TO A LETTER FROM HELGA is her latest film presented at Les Arcs Corproduction Village.

    Selected Filmography