Cast: Emily Behr, Frank Brückner, Vignir Rafn Valþórsson, Víkingur Kristjánsson
When disgraced German journalist Fred Haas goes to a small Icelandic fishing village, he stumbles upon the tabloid story that could redeem his career. The beekeeping wife of a local taxi driver might in fact be Jeannine Renard, a young French nanny who killed herself after being accused of murdering a child. Unable to sleep under the relentless glare of the midnight sun, Fred pursues the truth until he is forced to choose who deserves a second chance at life. A slow burn Neo-noir.
Director Q&A to follow the screening
LISE RAVEN is a US/EU filmmaker. She is a founding member of the Slamdance Film Festival, and her debut feature LOW screened around the world.
In 2000 Raven was awarded the prestigious DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm Artist Residency in Filmmaking and moved to Berlin where she also received a NIPKOW Fellowship. In 2003, she was selected for the Berlinale Talents. In 2004 Raven’s feature film project, SNIPE was chosen for the MOONSTONE Directing Lab, and received development funding from the Irish Film Board.
Raven’s 2007 film, STRIDE , told the story of a female combat soldier returning home to her tight-knit Philadelphia neighborhood. In 2014 Raven wrote, produced and directed the award winning feature KINDERWALD . Raven’s newest feature film, SNAELAND was filmed in Iceland and Berlin in the summer of 2018, and received production support from Fractured Atlas, Film Fatales, and The Listhus Artist Residency. Raven is a member of EWA, Primetime and Film Fatales. Noveltine /projects is Raven’s creative think tank.
Post-screening gathering at 80W