THE SWAN

SVANURINN

By Ása Helga HJÖRLEIFSDÓTTIR

EESTI RAHVUSRINGHÄÄLING - as BROAD

Drama - Completed 2017

As free-spirited as the waves, a young girl falls in love for the first time with a kindred soul

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2017
Discovery
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ICELAND
    • Languages
    • ICELANDIC
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ása Helga HJÖRLEIFSDÓTTIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Ása Helga HJÖRLEIFSDÓTTIR
    • Producer(s)
    • Birgitta BJÖRNSDÓTTIR (Vintage Pictures), Hlín JÓHANNESDÓTTIR (Vintage Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • In contemporary rural Iceland a wayward 9-year old girl, Sól, is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals soulful but the people harsh. All except the mysterious farmhand Jón, who – like Sól herself – likes words better than people. But the farmers’ daughter Ásta has a claim on Jón as well, and soon Sól becomes entangled in a drama she hardly can grasp. This summer marks Sól’s rite of passage into the murky waters of adulthood, and the wild nature in us all.