About the film
based on novel or book feminism post war life
The Seagull's Laughter
Release Date: October 20, 2001
|Production Companies||:||IsFilm, Archer Street Productions, Hope & Glory Film Productions GmbH, Hope & Glory Pictures International, Hope & Glory Pictures|
|Writers||:||Ágúst Guðmundsson, Kristín Marja Baldursdóttir|
Post-war provincial Iceland: around 1950, Freyja, who'd been a plump teen, returns from America, a widow with a 20-inch waist, seven suitcases of dresses, and a list of who ever wronged or slighted her. She moves in with an aunt and socialist uncle: finding a new husband is high on her agenda, and she's mistrusted by Agga, a pre-teen who's our eyes and ears. The social order and Freyja are more complicated than they seem at first, and so may be her prospects. Class divisions, families ties, pride, the onset of puberty, and the power of Eros sliver the ice.