You and Me

Late one cold, winter night in 101 Reykjavík: Maríanna (33, a single mother) is lonely, and longs for some human contact. A young man has caught her attention at the bar; she decides to invite him home. He seems charming enough, but once home, a darker and more aggressive side of him begins to emerge. Maríanna’s daughter Védís (9) wakes up, catching a glimpse of this meeting-gone-bad. In shock, Maríanna throws the man out. She goes to Védís’s room to try to explain and reassure her daughter, but Maríanna is still in shock, and soon enough Védís starts taking over as the one consoling the other. Daughter becomes mother, and we sense that this isn’t the first time the roles have been reversed. Towards the end – when Maríanna has fallen asleep but Védís is still awake - we wonder what Védís will take from all of this, heading into her own adult life.

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 28, 2015, Tjarnarbíó
  • International Premiere Date
    September 18, 2015, Nordisk Panorama
  • Genre
  • Length
    13 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Þú og ég
  • International Title
    You and Me
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    Red One
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, .mov, DVD - English subtitles

Company Credits


  • 2016
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the year.
  • 2016
    Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • 2016
    Nordiale – Nordische & Baltische Filmwoche Wien, Vín
  • 2016
    Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, Finnlandi
  • 2015
    The Northern Wave International Film Festival - Award: Won for Best Icelandic Short.
  • 2015
    Brest European Short Film Festival - Award: Won the Regional Council of Brittany award for a European film.
  • 2015
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
  • 2015
    Nordisk Panorama