The lives of three characters intertwine in this drama which swept up 12 wins at the prestigious Edda Awards, including best film, director, actor and actress.
Gorgeous Eik (Hera Hilmar), is a young mother who works as a nursery-school teacher, but after-hours resorts to desperate measures to make ends meet. Her path intersects with that of Móri (Thorsteinn Bachmann), a drunken author with a tragic past, and Sölvi (Þorvaldur Davíð Kristjánsson), a soccer-star-turned-banker, who needs the rights to Móri’s property in order to facilitate a major development. Each character leads a conflicted double life, and in seeking redemption, is forced to make difficult changes. With its deep characterisation and superb acting, this was the highest-box-office-earning film last year in Iceland.