A rare syndrome keeps Anna in a world of isolation. Desperate for human contact, she attempts to break free from the shackles of her uncontrollable body with surprising results.


Anna has carefully laid a coffee table for two. Sitting at the table, checking if all is ready, she realizes that she has no sugar. Her excitement to invite her neighbour Adam over turns into a concern; she needs to go to the grocery store. Her concern is due to the fact that she has a serious tourette’s syndrome; she imitates other people’s movements. On her way to the grocery store the tourette’s gradually takes control of her body. Anna manages to buy the sugar though, but back in her home, she is messy and tired. She cannot invite Adam over, once again she has failed. Determined to end her miserable, lonely life, she steps on to the balcony rail with the intention to jump. Standing at the other end of the balcony, Adam enjoys the view. He sees Anna and makes contact with her. He then cleverly saves her life. They laugh.

About the film

  • Type: Short Film
  • National Premiere Date: January 21, 2007
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 13 min. 34 sec.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Anna
  • International Title: Anna
  • Production Year: 2007
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Anna
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital



Company Credits


  • Austin Nordic Film Festival, Texas, U.S.A., 2011
  • Tallin Black's Nights Festival, Finland, 2011
  • Kratkofil Int. Short Film Festival, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2010
  • Festival du Film Insulaire, Sri Lanka, 2009
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2007
  • CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2007
  • Expression en Corto International Film Festival, Mexico, 2007
  • Nordisk Panorama Film Festival, 2007 - Award: In competition.
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden, 2007
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Prague, 2007
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2007 - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year.

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