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The Times of the Trolls

Ásdís Thoroddsen

Trolls in the mountains, trolls in us.

Trolls have accompanied mankind in myths and histories, depending on people’s understanding of these “beings” each time. Trolls are part of Icelandic culture. They appear in written stories, law books, and oral heritage. Historically, trolls have stood for people outside society and are, therefore, dangerous. Or, they refer to people within society who behave antisocially. Trolls also symbolise threats haunting us that are often beyond our understanding. 

Original title: Tröll á ýmsum tímum
English title: The Times of the Trolls

Genre: Doc
Language: Íslenska

Director: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Script: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Producer: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Director of photography: Pavel Filkov
Editor: Ásdís Thoroddsen
Music: Hallur Ingólfsson
Sound design: Hallur Ingólfsson
Animation: Þórey Mjallhvít

Production company: Gjóla ehf.

Length: 83 min
Shooting format: HD
Screening format: DCP
Screening ratio: 16:9
Production country: Ísland

Contact: Ásdís Thoroddsen -