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The Swan (2017)

Original title in Icelandic: Svanurinn

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Feature film | Drama Duration 91:00

The Swan

There is a beast living on the top of a mountain in Iceland. It appears to human beings as a swan. When looking in the eye of a man, the beast will see the person completely through and foretells all about the life of the person. Meeting the swan is an introspective experience, similarly to facing the nature of Iceland, its magnificent mountains, watery grasslands and powerful winds. This is often the reason why so many people wish to travel to Iceland and drive around the country despite harsh weather conditions. It is not a free choice for the nine-year-old ...

Director: Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir

Keywords: abortion | washing windows | naked lovers | love | lack of love | love-hate relationship | chain of love | yearning for love | jealousy | car ride | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vintage Pictures (Iceland)
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue islandi
Duration 91:00

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 09.09.2017, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
  • on filmfestival: 19.11.2017, PÖFF, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 05.01.2018, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), 2017
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2017

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm