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Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night

Elfar Aðalsteins

The village is brimming with stories and if you listen closely it might tell you a few. Perhaps the one about the prominent businessman who starts dreaming in Latin and sacrifices a promising career for astronomy and old books, or the one about the delicate boy who carves moorland birds and dreams of being an artist, or maybe the one of the open air sexual affair that has explosive consequences, or the one about the big rock that can break the finely woven thread between life and death. 

Original title: Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin
English title: Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night
Genre: Drama

Director: Elfar Aðalsteins
Script: Elfar Aðalsteins
Based on a novel by Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Producers: Heather Millard, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Elfar Aðalsteins, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Coproducers: Xavier Rombaut, Elisa Heene, Fredrik Lange, Jonas Kellagher
Executive producer: Sigurjón Sighvatsson, Snorri Þórisson
Cast: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Heida Reed, Svandís Dóra Einarsdóttir, Víkingur Kristjánsson, Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Jóhann Sigurdarson, María Dögg Nelson, Sigurður Ingvarsson, Anna María Pitt, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Director of photography: David Williamson
Costume design: 
Helga I. Stefánsdóttir
Production design: 
Heimir Sverrisson
Composer: 
Gunnar Týnes

Production company:
Berserk Films
Coproduction company: Polar Bear, Vilda Bomben Film, Silfurskjár, Pegasus Pictures

Length: 112 min.
Production format: 2/4K
Screening format: DCP
Production countries: Iceland. Belgium, Sweden

Production start date: August 2020
Realeased: 2022


International sales: CITÉ FILMS - contact@citefilms.com
Contact: Heather Millard - heather@compassfilms.is