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

Director / screenwriter: Stefanía Thors
Producer: Helgi Svavar Helgason
Director of photography: Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson
Editor: Stefanía Thors
Music: Helgi Svavar Helgason and Samúel Jón Samúelsson

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

Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere: 2019
Production format: 4K
Screening format: DCP
Length: 75 min