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THE SCHOOL OF HOUSEWIVES selected for Hot Docs

The School of Housewives, an Icelandic documentary by Stefanía Thors, will have its world premiere at the prestigious documentary film festival Hot Docs in Toronto. Hot Docs is North America‘s largest documentary festival. The festival was scheduled for April 30 – May 10, but do to Covid-19 the festival was postponed and a new online format is available for this year's industry program.

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.

The film is directed and written by Stefanía Thors and produced by Helgi Svavar Helgason for Mús & Kött. Sales are being handled by Mús & Kött (musogkott@musogkott.com).

Registered industry delegates can watch The School of Housewives in "The Doc Shop" beginning April 30. 

In the announcement from Hot Docs it says: "We've announced the full list of 2020 Festival selections! We're exploring the best way to bring these outstanding films to you and will be announcing plans for the postponed Festival once they are determined. In the meantime, we want to share our excitement for these films, and honour the vision, hard work, and dedication of the filmmakers. We are committed to showcasing their work to our audiences and we're sure you'll find many great stories that you can look forward to experiencing."

For further information about Hot Docs visit the festival's official website