A daughter returns to Iceland to film her mother, who has been battling illness. The mother is reluctant to participate, but the daughter is persistent. A film about life and art, understandings and misunderstandings, and the relationship between two artists - the subject and the filmmaker.


Art was an important factor of my childhood, where I would spend time watching mama, through the threads. Today I am back in Iceland, watching her again - this time through the camera. We have not lived under the same roof since I was a teenager.

I am 35, without children and a strong desire to make a film about her. Mum is not interested in being filmed.

The film does not only deal with a mother - daughter relationship, but also a filmmaker and a subject with their own will.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • National Premiere Date: November 7, 2014, Bíó Paradís
  • International Premiere Date: September 21, 2014, Nordisk Panorama
  • Length: 58 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Salóme
  • International Title: Salóme
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Sweden, Spain
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: DVCAM
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles: HDCAM, PAL, Blu-ray, DVD, DigiBeta


Company Credits


  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2015 - Award: Nominated for Documentary of the year.
  • Docpoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, 2015
  • Tartu World Film Festival, 2015
  • Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Brussel, 2015
  • L'Europe autour de l'Europe, París, 2015
  • Balkankult Foundation, Belgrad, 2015
  • Play-Doc International Documentary Film Festival, Tui, Spáni, 2015
  • Sczecin European Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Most moving film.
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali, 2014
  • IFFEST Document.Art., 2014
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2014
  • L'Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona, 2014
  • Skjaldborg, 2014 - Award: Best film.
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2014 - Award: Best Nordic Documentary.

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