Section: Focus nordic
Title: Svar við bréfi helgu
Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson, Anita Briem, Soley Eliasdottir, Þorsteinn Gunnarsson, Thorvaldur Kristjansson
Duration: 1h 52m
The west fjords of Iceland, in the 1940s. Bjarni, a young, idealistic farmer, has status, respect and his wife Unnur is capable and hard-working. It appears that the sun is shining on them, but underneath the surface, a silent anguish is growing between husband and wife. And then there is Helga, the mother of two on the next farm. Soon a rumor starts to spread that the two of them are having an affair. Ironically this rumor eventually does drive them together, but what consequences there will be?