Íslenska

Ástríður

Ástríður, a woman in her early thirties has just moved back to Iceland from Denmark where she had lived and studied for most of her twenties. She leaves behind her artist mother and a boyfriend of many years, perhaps more importantly she also leaves behind a way of life tainted by her mother’s liberal upbringing and her free spirited boyfriend, determined to carve out a new life and career path in the world of business.

A recent graduate from business university, Ástríður starts a new job at a large firm in the finance sector and tries to find her footing. It doesn’t start well, her floral outfit, big necklace, embroidered bag and big mouth show just how out of touch she is with “finance fashion and etiquette”. Luckily she finds a friend in her uncle who works at the same firm who tries to help her in between his own hilarous mid-life crisis induced problems.

It doesn’t take long before Ástríður finds herself falling for a co-worker who happens to be in a relationship with a rival employee who feels threatened by the arrival of another beautiful career minded woman at the office. The ensuing turn of events is both dramatic and romantic but always funny.

About the film

  • Type
    TV Fiction
  • National Premiere Date
    August 18, 2009
  • Genre
    Comedy, Drama
  • Length
    288 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Ástríður
  • International Title
    Ástríður
  • Production Year
    2009
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Premiere TV Channel
    Stöð 2
  • Number of Episodes
    12
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    No
  • Color
    Yes

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2010
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for TV Fiction of the Year. Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Leading Role (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir). Nominated for Actress of the Year in a Supporting Role (Þóra Karitas Árnadóttir). Nominated for Actor of the Year in a Supporting Role (Rúnar Freyr Gíslason). Nominated for Screenplay of the Year (Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Katla Margrét Þorkelsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Silja Hauksdóttir).

Releases

  • Sena, 2009 - DVD