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SUMMER CHILDREN well received in Tallinn

Summer Children, writer/director Gudrún Ragnarsdóttir‘s debut feature had its international premiere in the First Feature Competition at the Tallinn Black Nights film festival on November 24, where it was well received. Ragnarsdóttir, lead actress Kristjana Thors and producers Anna María Karlsdóttir and Hrönn Kristinsdóttir were all in attendance and took part in a lively Q&A after the premiere.

Summer Children premiered in Iceland in October and has received positive reviews from local media outlets and Screen International.

The film 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 coproduced by Egil Ødegård for the Norwegian production company Filmhuset Fiction.