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AGNES JOY's World Premiere at Busan

Agnes Joy, Silja Hauksdóttir's latest feature film, had its World Premire at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea last Saturday. The leading actresses in the film, Donna Cruz and Katla Margrét Thorgeirsdóttir were present at the premiere, along with director Hauksdóttir.

Agnes Joy tells the story of Rannveig who is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her mundane suburban life. She's stuck with a job she hates and a marriage that is slowly dying. On top of that, she's constantly fighting with her rebellious daughter, Agnes, and can't face the possibility of Agnes growing up and leaving her behind. When a new neighbor, Hreinn, shows up at their doorstep, Rannveig and family face new challenges that are beyond their control.

Agnes Joy stars Katla Margrét Thorgeirsdóttir, Donna Cruz, Thorsteinn Bachmann and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson. The film was directed by Silja Hauksdóttir and written by Hauksdóttir, Rannveig Jónsdóttir and Jóhanna Fridrika Sæmundsdóttir. It was produced by Birgitta Björnsdóttir and Rannveig Jónsdóttir for Vintage Pictures and coproduced by Mikael Torfason and Gudbjörg Sigurdardóttir.

International sales for Agnes Joy are being handled by Media Move (justyna.koronkiewicz@mediamove.pl).