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You and Me
You and Me

You and Me

Girl meets boy on a cold winter night. She's a single mom and he becomes less charming than she thought he was after she invites him home. As things are getting out of hand, her young daughter wakes up, and roles become reversed as mother and daughter deal together with the aftermath.

Synopsis

Late one cold, winter night in 101 Reykjavík: Maríanna (33, a single mother) is lonely, and longs for some human contact. A young man has caught her attention at the bar; she decides to invite him home. He seems charming enough, but once home, a darker and more aggressive side of him begins to emerge. Maríanna’s daughter Védís (9) wakes up, catching a glimpse of this meeting-gone-bad. In shock, Maríanna throws the man out. She goes to Védís’s room to try to explain and reassure her daughter, but Maríanna is still in shock, and soon enough Védís starts taking over as the one consoling the other. Daughter becomes mother, and we sense that this isn’t the first time the roles have been reversed. Towards the end – when Maríanna has fallen asleep but Védís is still awake - we wonder what Védís will take from all of this, heading into her own adult life.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 28, 2015, Tjarnarbíó
  • International Premiere Date: September 18, 2015, Nordisk Panorama
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 13 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Þú og ég
  • International Title: You and Me
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: No
  • Production Format: Red One
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP, .mov, DVD - English subtitles

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Festivals

  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2016 - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the year.
  • Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2016
  • Nordiale – Nordische & Baltische Filmwoche Wien, Vín, 2016
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finnlandi, 2016
  • The Northern Wave International Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won for Best Icelandic Short.
  • Brest European Short Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Won the Regional Council of Brittany award for a European film.
  • Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, 2015
  • Nordisk Panorama, 2015

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