Anna has carefully laid a coffee table for two. Sitting at the table, checking if all is ready, she realizes that she has no sugar. Her excitement to invite her neighbour Adam over turns into a concern; she needs to go to the grocery store. Her concern is due to the fact that she has a serious tourette’s syndrome; she imitates other people’s movements. On her way to the grocery store the tourette’s gradually takes control of her body. Anna manages to buy the sugar though, but back in her home, she is messy and tired. She cannot invite Adam over, once again she has failed. Determined to end her miserable, lonely life, she steps on to the balcony rail with the intention to jump. Standing at the other end of the balcony, Adam enjoys the view. He sees Anna and makes contact with her. He then cleverly saves her life. They laugh.

About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • National Premiere Date
    January 21, 2007
  • Genre
  • Length
    13 min. 34 sec.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital

Company Credits


  • 2011
    Austin Nordic Film Festival, Texas, U.S.A.
  • 2011
    Tallin Black's Nights Festival, Finland
  • 2010
    Kratkofil Int. Short Film Festival, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • 2009
    Festival du Film Insulaire, Sri Lanka
  • 2007
    Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
  • 2007
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Prague
  • 2007
    Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards - Award: Nominated for Short Film of the Year.
  • 2007
    Reykjavik International Film Festival
  • 2007
    CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007
    Expression en Corto International Film Festival, Mexico
  • 2007
    Nordisk Panorama Film Festival - Award: In competition.