Agnes Joy

Rannveig is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her mundane suburban life. She’s stuck with a job she hates and a marriage that is slowly dying. On top of that, she’s constantly fighting with her rebellious daughter, Agnes, and can’t face the possibility of Agnes growing up and leaving her behind. When a new neighbor, Hreinn, shows up at their doorstep, Rannveig and family face new challenges that are beyond their control.

directed by: Silja Hauksdóttir
written by: Silja Hauksdóttir, Gagga Jónsdóttir, Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdótti
cast: Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdóttir, Donna Cruz, ÞorsteinnBachmann, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Kristinn Óli Haraldsson, Anna Kristín Arngrímsdóttir
genre: drama
production: Iceland
producers: Vintage Pictures: Birgitta Björnsdottir, Gagga Jónsdóttir


  • WORLD PREMIERE: Busan International Film Festival: World Cinema section
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Götobeorg Film Festival: Nordic Light section
  • Tromsø IFF – Films from the North section
  • Seattle International Film Festival: Nordic Lights section
  • Galway Film Fleadh
  • Noordelijk Film Festival
  • Noordelijk FF
  • Scanorama

“the performances, sound, script, Jofridur Ákadottir´s music, set design, and costumes flow together in a wonderful way, and give you an amazing cinematic experienceLestin Rás 2.  ( Radio 2 on Icelandic Public Radio)

“Agnes Joy is such an amazing film. Simple and plain, but yet so overwhelmingly vast and deep that one is without words. Amazing.”  5 stars in Fréttablaðið (Daily News paper).

“Agnes Joy is a very entertaining film that handles the topics of growing up, regret sand family relationships in a deep, beautiful and hysterically funny way”. 4 1/2 stars  Morgunblaðið (Daily news paper).

“Agnes Joy is a remarkably well acted film, and the interactions between the actors is so refined and well-crafted that the story gets wings to flyMenningin RÚV ( Icelandic public TV)