by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson


Dark comedy, 90 minutes, in production

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Writer: Halldór Laxness Halldórsson, Tobias Munthe, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Producers: Netop Films, One Two Films, Good Chaos

Broadcasters: ZDF / ARTE, Film4

Funds: Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Icelandic Film Centre, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, HES Strategies, Creative Europe

Distributors: Weltkino (DE), Scanbox (Nordics), Sena (IS)

World Sales: Charades



Sarah is a London-based career woman in her forties who suffers from an uncontrollable fear of flying. To save her newly-established relationship, she must overcome her phobia and learn to let go, even if this means enduring an unexpected and wildly unpredictable flight to Iceland.

DIRECTOR: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Born 1978, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson is a graduate of the film program at Columbia University, New York. His first feature EITHER WAY (2011) screened at film festivals all around the world and was re-made in the US as PRINCE AVALANCHE starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. He was selected as “Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch” in 2012. His second feature PARIS OF THE NORTH traveled extensively after its competition premiere in Karlovy Vary 2014. UNDER THE TREE premiered at Venice Orizzonti and Toronto in 2017, was the second highest Icelandic box office hit of the year and chosen as local Oscar entry.


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