Kristín Jóhannesdóttir

  • Kristín Jóhannesdóttir – Svo á jörðu sem á himni AKA As in Heaven (1992)

    1991-2000ArthouseFantasyIcelandKristín Jóhannesdóttir

    The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas. When the ship is wrecked just offshore it seems the crew is witnessing the old curse in full force. Hrefna, a young girl on the farm, projects herself and her family, with all the power of a child’s imagination, back to the 14th century in order to change the course of destiny.Read More »

  • Kristín Jóhannesdóttir – Glerbrot AKA Broken Glass (1988)

    1981-1990ExploitationHorrorIcelandKristín Jóhannesdóttir

    Here we have a true rarity, an Icelandic WIP exploitation horror love story. Teenage girl (played by the singer Björk at the time when she was on the brink of becoming a world famous musician) is taken against her will from her dysfunctional home by the authorities and moved to an isolated and strict religious institution in the countryside where she and other girls at her age are kept imprisoned and harassed sexually. The film is loosely inspired by a true case involving the Salvation Army that became very controversial in the country two decades earlier. The film score is by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, the current Chieftain of the Asa Faith Society in Iceland.Read More »

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