As in Heaven
As in Heaven

As in Heaven

The west Coast of Iceland, late summer 1936. On a desolate farm, believed to be cursed since the 14th century, a tragic fate is about to befall the French exploration ship Pourquoi-pas.


When the ship is wrecked just offshore it seems the crew is witnessing the old curse in full force. Hrefna, a young girl on the farm, projects herself and her family, with all the power of a child's imagination, back to the 14th century in order to change the course of destiny.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: August 29, 1992, Háskólabíó
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 122 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Svo á jörðu sem á himni
  • International Title: As in Heaven
  • Production Year: 1992
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB: As in Heaven
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Stereo



Company Credits


  • ARTscape, Lithuania, 2011
  • Northern Light Film Festival, Brugge, 1993 - Award: The Great Northern Light Award. The Best Actress (Álfrún H. Örnólfsdóttir). Distribution Prize.
  • Festival International de Films de Femmes Creteil 1993, 1993 - Award: Prix Grain de Cinéphage.
  • Cannes Internation Film Festival, 1992
  • Festival International du Cinema au Feminin de Marseilles, 1992 - Award: Grand Prix du Public, Le Prix des Etudiants, Prix de la Ville de Marseille (distribution).
  • Festival du Cinema International de Sainte Therese, Montreal, 1992 - Award: Le Grand Prix du jury.
  • International Film Festival Mannheim, 1992
  • Academy Awards - Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.

Television distribution

  • Iceland: RÚV, 1994

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