BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
Måkens latter

The Seagull's Laughter

Island / 2001 / 104 min
Ágúst Gudmundsson


In the early fifthies the young Icelandic woman Freya returned home from the United States, where she had married some time before. Now she's a widow and she wants to settle down with her relatives in a village near Reykjavik. Her arrival turns the quiet fishing community upside down. The mysterious and lovely Freya doesn't hide the fact that she is aware of her obvious feminine assets. She is determined to take advantage of them. She is willing to do everything necessary to ensure that the next mistress of one particularly imposing manor in the area is none other than herself. Her activities are closely watched by the eleven-year old Agga, who admires her older relative and at the same time suspects her of committing some kind of crime. Who exactly is Freya? A Viking heroine? A fairy queen? A murderer? The goddess of love? These are questions Agga would very much like to have answered.

Ágúst Gudmundsson