Stormy Weather
Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

In Stormy Weather, Icelandic director Solveig Anspach explores the close relationship between a psychiatrist, Cora and a mysterious, uncommunicative patient, Cora, who is given to sudden and violent tantrums. When Cora is transferred back to a small isolated island in Iceland, Dora follows her, and a series of traumatic events unfold.


The psychiatry department of young doctor Cora has just admitted a young lady who refuses to speak and whose identity remains unknown. Cora becomes fond of her patient and establishes a relationship which goes beyond the usual course of treatment. She feels a kind of "call" from this woman as a strange and strong tie grows between them. One day, Cora learns that the identity of her patient has been discovered. Her name is Loa, she is a stranger, she has been sent back home to Iceland. Cora, who had no idea of this woman's life outside their relationship, is deeply moved; she decided to meet up with her in order to finish the treatment.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: September 18, 2003
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 93 min.
  • Language: French, Icelandic
  • Original Title: Stormviðri
  • International Title: Stormy Weather
  • Production Year: 2003
  • Production Countries: Iceland, France, Belgium
  • IMDB: Stormy Weather
  • Website:
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo



Company Credits


  • Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland, 2016
  • ARTscape, Lithuania, 2011
  • Istanbul International Film Festival, 2004
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, 2004
  • Tokyo International Film Festival, 2004
  • Cannes International Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Un Certain Regard.
  • London Film Festival, 2003
  • Montreal International Festival of New Cinema, 2003
  • Namur International French-language Film Festival, 2003
  • Prague-French Film Festival, 2003
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, 2003
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2003
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2003 - Award: Actress of the Year in a Leading Role. (Sigurlaug Jónsdóttir-Didda). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Elodiez Bouchez).


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