Íslenska

Agnes

In a barren land ruled by oppression and ignorance, a spirited woman driven by hope of a better life must fight against the odds. Agnes is a servant in the house of the county sheriff. There she is constantly sexually harassed by him and treated with contempt by his wife. Agnes falls in love with Natan, a self taught homeopathic doctor. The sheriff takes revenge on Natan by making it illegal for him to practice his profession. The dramatic relationship between the three main characters ultimately leads to a fatal web of events where a love affair turns into a nightmare of brutality and destruction.

Crew

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 22, 1995, Laugarásbíó
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Length
    106 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Agnes
  • International Title
    Agnes
  • Production Year
    1995
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    35mm
  • Aspect Ratio
    1.85:1
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo SR
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35 mm film with French sub. - Betacam SP with English sub.

Festivals

  • 2011
    Filmfest Hamburg, Icelandic retrospective
  • 1997
    Göteborg International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Verona Love Screens Film Festival - Award: Best Actress (María Ellingsen)
  • 1996
    Berlin International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Panorama
  • 1996
    Seattle International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Prague International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Copenhagen Film Festival
  • 1996
    Haifa International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Mill Valley Film Festival
  • 1996
    Vancouver International Film Festival
  • 1996
    The Hamptons Film Festival
  • 1996
    Denver Film Festival
  • 1996
    Flanders Film Festival-Ghent
  • 1996
    Valladoild International Film Festival
  • 1996
    Ljubljana Film Fest

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998

Releases

  • Myndform, 1996 - VHS