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The School of Housewives (former Shoes Off)

Stefanía Thors

The School of Housewives is just what it sounds like. It provides an education in the domestic arts, and preserves Icelandic traditions. Current and former students, including the occasional male student, discuss their experiences at the school. While modern society moves along and funding isn't what it used to be, the school remains a fixture in Icelandic society. 

Original title: Húsmæðraskólinn (former Takið af ykkur skóna)
English title: The School of Housewives (former Shoes Off)

Director / screenwriter: Stefanía Thors
Producer: Helgi Svavar Helgason
Director of photography: Stefanía Thors
Editor: Stefanía Thors
Music: FLÍS / Davíð Þór Jónsson, Helgi Svavar Helgason Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson and Sigurður Guðmundsson

Production company: Mús & Kött
Secured funding: Icelandic Film Centre
Contact: Mús & Kött (, Helgi Sv. Helgason (


Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere: 2020
Production format: 4K
Screening format: DCP
Length: 75 min