Women in Icelandic Cinema – The Swan (Svanurinn)
$13 General Admission
Based on a novel by Guðbergur Bergsson, one of Iceland’s leading modernist writers, The Swan is Ása Hjörleifsdóttir’s (b. 1984) feature film debut. The adaptation was written during Ása’s time in film school and is the coming-of-age story of 9-year-old Sól, who is sent to the countryside for the summer after she is caught shoplifting. Ása has remarked that her path to directing was winding, and with few domestic women role models, was one she ultimately had to forge for herself.
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