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Greed

The film caused quite a controversy when it was premierd in 1952 for showing a priest stealing a necklace of a dying woman. Three days after its premiere it was banned by authorities for blasphemy. When the ban was finally lifted it had the film’s reputation had been shattered and it turned out a financial disaster for its producer.

Since then there have been debates about the true authorship of the film and to what extent Svala Hannesdottir, who was originally credited as the director, was involved in the production of the film. It is now widely accepted that she did indeed direct the film and is therefore the first Icelandic woman film director.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 5, 1952, Tjarnarbíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    35 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Ágirnd
  • International Title
    Greed
  • Production Year
    1952
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Based on a
    Play
  • Antecendent Title
    Hálsfestin
  • Production Format
    16mm
  • Color
    Black & white

Festivals

  • 1985
    Kvikmyndahátíð kvenna