Dream About a Dream

A young filmmaker, Vala, is editing a documentary about an Icelandic female writer Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir who died in 1967. Vala is obsessed with her books and dreams about making a TV series from her most famous books about Þóra. In her mind she pictures several scenes about Þóra and her unhappy relationship with her husband. These scenes come alive and Vala herself plays the role of Þóra. There is a dialogue on different levels between today and the past where Vala confronts the writer who litterally comes alive in the editing suite. Vala wants to throw light on the situation of women in Iceland between 1920 and 1960 and to do so, she uses Ragnheiður's books and archive material.


About the film

  • Type
  • Length
    60 min. 30 sec.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Draumur um draum
  • International Title
    Dream About a Dream
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    SP betacam

Company Credits

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1996
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1999