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A Reply To A Letter From Helga (2022)

Based on a novel by Bergsveinn Birgisson

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Feature film | Drama Duration 112:00

A Reply To A Letter From Helga

The story takes place in the 1940's in the west fjords of Iceland, a strange paradise hidden at the edge of Europe. In this small but thriving community we meet Bjarni, a young, idealistic farmer. Bjarni has a place in this world; his house has been in his family for 9 generations, he has status, respect and his wife Unnur is capable and hard-working. It appears that the sun is shining on them, but underneath the surface, a silent anguish is growing between husband and wife, too painful to talk about. Unnur clings to the farm work, as does Bjarni ...

Director: Asa Helga Hjörleifsdottir

Keywords: love affair | couple in love | recollecting | recollections | recollections from the past | recollections of one's youth | memories | memories about one's youth | neighbour | landlady of neighbour farm | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Zik Zak Filmworks (Iceland), Vintage Pictures (Iceland)
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue islandi
Duration 112:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Anita Briem - Unnur | Björn Thors - Hallgrímur | Arnmundur Ernst Backman - Ingjaldur | Johanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir - Salvör | Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson - Gunnar | Thröstur Leó Gunnarsson - Jósteinn | Solev Eliasdottir - Ragnheiður | Sigurður Sigurjónsson - Gísli | Rakel Ýr Stefánsdóttir - Hulda 17 years old

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