Self-interest is at stake, and the fine line between kindness and cruelty is explored in Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir's graceful debut. Gisella dreams about writing important things, genuine ...
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Drawing on true stories and interviews with the families of addicts, this harrowing portrait of addiction follows Stella and Magnea through the decades as precarious teenage years morph into perilous adulthoods.
Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir,
Eyrún Björk Jakobsdóttir,
Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir
Nine year old Max moves to Geroldseck Castle together with his mother who gets employed as a nurse in a senior residence. Apparently a crafty thief drives here his mischief. Max's mother is... See full summary »
Günther Maria Halmer
Rannveig is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her mundane suburban life. She's stuck with a job she hates and a marriage that is slowly dying. On top of that, she's constantly fighting... See full summary »
Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir,
Sol, a famous Argentine Tango performer, has lived in Buenos Aires for many years. Behind her excessive temper and her glowing smile, the Diva hides an injury from which she never really recovered: the loss of her only son, Raphaël.
Self-interest is at stake, and the fine line between kindness and cruelty is explored in Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir's graceful debut. Gisella dreams about writing important things, genuine things, and quits her job at the newspaper after yet another article is insensitively edited. She contacts a recently started alternative paper, where she is given the proposition of writing an article about the living situation among immigrants. Through her research she meets Marisol, Abeba and her daughter Luna, who live in a barrack by the harbor. To help solve their financial troubles, she invites them to live in her large house that she inherited from her grandmother. At first everything works well, but soon the mutual respect between the three women turns into a power struggle and hospitality is replaced with rules and a system of punishments.