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Icelandic Films in Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Summer Children premiers

Summer Children has been chosen to compete in the First Feature Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival where it will also have its world premiere. 

The film, which is director Gudrún Ragnarsdóttir's first feature, follows siblings Eydís and Kári. They are only five and six years old when their parents' marriage breaks apart. Following the divorce they are sent temporarily to a children's home in the countryside. But when the stay turns out to be longer than they had expected, Eydís and Kári take matters into their own hands.

The film is produced by Anna María Karlsdóttir and Hrönn Kristinsdóttir
for Iceland's Ljósband and co-produced by Egil Ødegård for the Norwegian production company Filmhuset Fiction. 

The Swan will be screening in the festival‘s Forum section. In The Swan, a wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside one summer to help out on a farm and mature, but she soon finds herself deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.

The Swan is written and directed by Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir. It is produced by Birgitta Björnsdóttir and Hlín Jóhannesdóttir for Vintage Pictures and coproduced by German production company Junafilm and Estonian production company Kopli Kinokompanii.