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The Mountain

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir

Electrician Atli (46) his wife María a nerdy star gazer and musician Anna their 19-year-old daughter, make up a regular family living in Reykjavík, each tending to their own outside the routine of the home base. María is preparing the star-gazing trip up north they had planned on, to watch the comet Vergo on its way towards earth. But both Atli and Anna, oblivious to the stars in the sky and María ‘s field of interest, have forgotten all about the trip and made other plans. Disappointed María drives away alone but ends up in a serious car accident and dies a few days later. Heavily burdened with sorrow and guilt, nothing is the same for Atli and Anna. Trying to cope with their loss they decide to follow in Maria ‘s tracks up to the mountain – a decision that brings them closer to María and each other as well as opening up a whole new universe.

Original title: Fjallið
English title: The Mountain
Genre: Drama

Director: Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Script: Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Producer: Anna G. Magnúsdóttir

Production company: Film Partner Iceland
Coproduction company: Rebella Filmworks

Shooting format: HD
Scheduled shoot to begin: September 2022

Contact: Anna G. Magnúsdóttir -