by Ugla Hauksdóttir
Country: Iceland
Year: 2020
Duration: 13'

Five-year-old Sol and her father live in an isolated house by the sea. Sol spends lonely days with her imagination while her father, a composer, struggles with his music. When Sol senses that her father is burdened by sorrow, she finds solace in an old Iceland folk tale.


film director

Ugla Hauksdóttir

(Iceland) is a writer-director based in New York City. Her journey began in the highly esteemed Fine Arts program at The Cooper Union where she studied photography and experimental film. After making her first short film Vera (2011), she went on to study screenwriting and directing in the MFA Film program at Columbia University. In 2016 she was awarded the prestigious Director’s Guild of America Student Film Award for her graduation short film How Far She Went (2016). Since 2017 her credits include Hanna, Snowfall and Trapped. In 2020 she is set to direct two episodes of Amazon’s new series The Power, based on the bestselling novel by Naomi Alderman. She is a member of The Director’s Guild of America and is currently developing her first feature film.


Vera (cm, 2011), Salt (cm, 2014), How Far She Went (cm, 2017), Trapped (serie tv, 2019), Sealskin (cm, 2020), Hanna (serie tv, 2020).


& Credits

DIRECTOR, SCREENPLAY: Ugla Hauksdóttir. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Markus Englmair. FILM EDITING: Sigurður Eyþórsson. SET DEISGN: Þórunn Elísabet Sveinsdóttir. MUSIC: Herdís Stefánsdóttir. SOUND: Sindri Þór Kárason. CAST: Björn Thors, Bríet Sóley Valgeirsdóttir, Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Dimm Dimm. PROCUTION: Anton Máni Svansson, Join Motion Pictures.

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