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Scandinavian Literature

Selected Icelandic Media Adaptations Available to Stream via Kanopy

The Swan (dir. Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, 2017)

In contemporary rural Iceland, a wayward 9-year old girl, Sól, is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals soulful but the people harsh. All except the mysterious farmhand Jón, who — as Sól herself — likes words better than people. 

But the farmers’ daughter Ásta has a claim on Jón as well, and soon Sól becomes entangled in a drama she hardly can grasp. This summer marks Sól’s rite of passage into the murky waters of adulthood, and the wild nature in us all...

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Icelandic Media Adaptations Available in UC Library Search