TIFF 2017 Movie Review: THE SWAN (SVANURRIN) (ICELAND 2017) ***

Festival Reviews

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

Svanurinn Poster
A nine-year-old girl is sent to a country farm in Iceland to serve her probation for shoplifting. The girl finds a kind of freedom by submitting to the inevitable restraints and suffering of remote rural life.


Asa Hjorleifsdottir (as Ása Helga Hjörleifsdótirr)


Guðbergur Bergsson (novel), Asa Hjorleifsdottir (as Ása Helga Hjörleifsdótirr)


Ingvar Eggert SigurðssonThor Kristjansson,Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir

Poor nine-year old Sól (Grima Valsdóttir). She is not having it too good. Sol is sent to live with her aunt in rural Iceland as a punishment for shoplifting and her parents are splitting.

She does not like it at the farm, as in her own words, the place is old and smells weird. Adapted…

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