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Postponed — Agnes Joy New Nordic Cinema: Female-Focused


$12 ($7 ASF Members)
Series Pass $84 ($49 ASF Members)
92 minutes. In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Trapped in a job she hates and a marriage that’s slowly dying, Rannveig’s burnout on her mundane suburban life is complicated by fights with her rebellious daughter Agnes, along with the impending likelihood that Agnes will soon grow up and leave her behind. For Agnes, making her own way in the world means finding a way to escape the tension at home, and experiencing freedom for herself.

When a handsome new neighbor, Hreinn, shows up on their doorstep, both mother and daughter have an exciting new distraction from their issues. But when he begins to charm them both and develop different attachments to each, Rannveig and Agnes must navigate a whole new set of challenges.

Directed by Silja Hauksdóttir (Iceland, 2019)

About the Director

Silja Hauksdóttir is a director and actress. Since making her film debut in 2004 with Dis, Hauksdóttir has been working in TV. 

Agnes Joy is her second feature film.


Kicking off in coordination with International Women’s Day in March, ASF highlights strong new Nordic cinema from female perspectives directed by women in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.