Salka Valka
Salka Valka

Salka Valka

A coming of age story about young Salka Valka who lives in the small fishing village of Íseyri. She is doing well for herself as a partner in a small fishing boat, but people believe she is financed by her deceased mother's former fiancé, Steinthór, who disappeared on their wedding day many years ago. Salka becomes infatuated with the idealistic Arnaldur who wants to start a workers union, much to the opposition of local entrepreneur Bogesen. The past comes to haunt her in the return of Steinthór but Salka fends off his advances only to lose the restless Arnaldur away.


Based on one of Nobel-prize winner Halldór Laxness' most powerful novel, it was filmed in Iceland in the spring of 1954 with mostly Swedish cast.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: December 4, 1954, Nýja Bíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 132 min.
  • Language: Icelandic, Swedish
  • Original Title: Salka Valka
  • International Title: Salka Valka
  • Production Year: 1954
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Sweden
  • IMDB: Salka Valka
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Based on a : Novel
  • Antecendent Title: Salka Valka
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Color: Black & white
  • Sound: Mono



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