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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