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2022 – DCP – color – 75’


Direction: Ninna Pálmadóttir

Screenplay: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Cinematography: Dušan Husár

Editing: Ivor Šonje

Set design: Gus Ólafsson

Music: Pétur Þór Benediktsson

Costumes: Arndís Ey

Cast: Þhröstur Leó Gunnarsson (Gunnar), Hermann Samúelsson (Ari), Anna Gunndís Guðmundsdóttir (Unnur), Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson (Orr), Jóel Sæmundsson (contractor)

Producers: Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Elli Cassata, Rúnar Rúnarsson

Production: Pegasus Pictures (Is), Halibut (Is) in coproduzione con in coproduction with nutprodukcia (Sk), Jour2fête (Fr)

World Sales: The Party Film Sales


A farmer that lives a quiet life in the countryside is forced by the state to sell his home. He leaves everything behind, relocates to the capital, and soon meets a 10-year-old paper delivery boy. Their friendship proves to be transformative for them both.

the director: Ninna Pálmadóttir

She graduated with an M.F.A in film directing / screenwriting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2019, and holds a B.A in film studies & literature from the University of Iceland. Her short film Paperboy (2019) has screened at various film festivals around the world, premiering at the Seattle IFF, won the Best Icelandic Short Award at the Reykjavík IFF, and was awarded Short of the Year at the 2020 Icelandic Film & Television Academy Awards. her thesis script All Dogs Die was a participant of European Short Pitch 2019 and recipient of the Spike Lee Production Fund, premiered at Reykjavík IFF, Zagreb FF as well as being one of 10 chosen projects for Karlovy Vary’s & EFP’s Future Frames program. Solitude is her debut feature length film.

director’s statement

“With both of my shorts, I’ve been oriented to still composition more like still painting. But I knew I wanted this film to be more fluid. My DOP Dušan [Husár] and I were more interested in trying for a more handheld camera look. For the camera to be more alive. It’s a nice contrast to the nature of the slow-paced story, bringing life to it, it couldn’t be that he went to the city and everything became depressing. It had to be vibrant in colour, and alive with the camera and playing with sounds. The shooting was intuitive. (…) With Þröstur, I had been a fan of his for so long, I saw him in theater when I was younger. He’s shining through now in a lot of main roles. He’s been one of my favourites for a long time (…) For Ari, we auditioned a lot of boys. My camera is just observing to see if they have presence, if they can forget themselves in the moment. (…) We met a lot, just to know each other without doing “work”. Then we did rehearsals. I’ve learned more and more how important it is for everybody to do rehearsals. Everyone gets better from it.”


2019 Paperboy (short)

2020 Allir Hundar Deyja (All Dogs Die, short)

2023 Einvera (Solitude)

awards and festivals

2023 Toronto IFF – Scoperte Discovery

2023 Reykjavík IFF –Icelandic Panorama IN SVOLGIMENTO

2023 Chicago IFF – New Directors IN SVOLGIMENTO