The film centers around the friendship and family of a young girl, Hildur, who lives in a small fishing village on the East coast of Iceland.


After her sister moves to the city, Hildur and her sister's boyfriend, Aggi, decide to fallow. When their car breaks down along the way, the two are forced to camp while they wait for the car to be fixed. Their friendship is challenged by the stress of their money situation and compounded by the danger of falling in love with each other. As their time comes to a close, Hildur realizes they cannot be together. She returns to their hometown alone and finds a magical way to escape her isolated world.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: November 21, 2003
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 86 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Salt
  • International Title: Salt
  • Production Year: 2003
  • Production Countries: Iceland
  • IMDB: Salt
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles: Betacam SP Icelandic version



Company Credits


  • Rouen Nordic Film Festival, 2004 - Award: Young Audience Award (Bradley Rust Gray).
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2003 - Award: Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Brynja Thóra Gudnadóttir.
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2003 - Award: Caligari Film Award (Bradley Rust Gray).

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