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The Tower

Ísold Uggadóttir

After a Catholic school teacher in Reykjavík is found dead on the children's playground, whispers of a secret violent past within the walls of the school began slowly surfacing. Investigated by Thóra, a fearless journalist, the Icelandic nation was shocked by her revelations of extensive abuse conducted by the school teacher, masterminded by her superior, Montfort priest, Father George.

The pair worked in cahoots on systematic mental, physical and sexual abuse of children, over the course of half a century, all of which was covered up by the Catholic Church. Countless survivors now demand acknowledgement of responsibility from the Catholic Church whose Bishop and priests have publicly questioned all victims' accounts.

Original title: Turninn
English title: The Tower

Director: Ísold Uggadóttir
Script: Margrét Örnólfsdóttir, Ísold Uggadóttir
Co-creators: Þóra Tómasdóttir, Gunnþórunn Jónsdóttir
Producers: Kristín Andrea Thórdardóttir, Hlynur Sigurdsson
Coproducer: Gunnþórunn Jónsdóttir

Director of photography: Bjarni Felix Bjarnason
Editor: Sighvatur Ómar Kristinsson
Cast: Ísleifur Friðriksson, Valgarður Bragason og Iðunn Angela Andrésdóttir
Sound design: Kjartan Kjartansson

Production company: Skot Productions
Meðframleiðslufyrirtæki: Andrá kvikmyndafélag

Estimated length: 4x45 min.
Shooting format: HD
Production countries: Iceland
Production start date: May 2021

Contact: Kristín Andrea Þórðardóttir - kristinandrea@skot.is