Quiet Storm, The

A young, free-spirited girl, tired of her strait-laced and reactionary family surroundings breaks free to pursue an entirely new life. She joins the ranks of guidance-counselors running a small institution at an abandoned farm for troubled teens in a very remote part of Northern Iceland. It is the 70´s and the counselors are under the influences of the time; hippiedom, sitars and therapy consisting of pseudo-psychoanalysis in the guise of confrontational and truth-seeking group therapy encounters. The arrival of a mysterious young girl sets on its head their deeply felt counter-cultural belief that all authority is bad and is undermined when their own authority and moral superiority is challenged and attacked by the rebellious teens under their care. Deceit, desires and tragedy soon set into motion events that affect all players at the institution.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 5, 2007
  • Genre
  • Length
    100 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Quiet Storm, The
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English sub. - 35mm film with English sub. -

Company Credits


  • 2016
    Ultima Thule, ýmsir sýningarstaðir, Pólland
  • 2009
    Norræn kvikmyndavika í Vín
  • 2009
    Scandinavische Filmtage in Bonn
  • 2009
    Kuopio Film Festival
  • 2008
    Cannes Film Festival - Market Screenings
  • 2008
    Arsenals Film Festival
  • 2008
  • 2008
    Moscow International Film Festival
  • 2008
    Nordische Filmtage Lubeck
  • 2008
    Rural Route Film Festival
  • 2008
    Scandinavian House
  • 2008
  • 2007
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Jörundur ragnarsson). Nominated for Feature Film of the Year. Nominated for Director of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the year in a Leading Role (Hera Hilmarsdóttir, Tinna Hrafnsdóttir). Nominated for Actress/Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Gunnur Marteinsdóttir Schluter, Þorsteinn Bachmann). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Guðný Halldórsdóttir). Nominated fro Sound and Music of the Year (Sound: Pétur Einarsson). Nominated for Art Direction of the year (Costume Design: Rebekka Ingimundardóttir, Production Design: Tonie Zetterström).


  • Sena, 2008 - DVD