As in Heaven

When the ship is wrecked just offshore it seems the crew is witnessing the old curse in full force. Hrefna, a young girl on the farm, projects herself and her family, with all the power of a child's imagination, back to the 14th century in order to change the course of destiny.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    August 29, 1992, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
  • Length
    122 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Svo á jörðu sem á himni
  • International Title
    As in Heaven
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo


  • 2019
    TIFF - Wayward Heroes: A Survey of Modern Icelandic Cinema
  • 2011
    ARTscape, Lithuania
  • 1993
    Northern Light Film Festival, Brugge - Award: The Great Northern Light Award. The Best Actress (Álfrún H. Örnólfsdóttir). Distribution Prize.
  • 1993
    Festival International de Films de Femmes Creteil 1993 - Award: Prix Grain de Cinéphage.
  • 1992
    Cannes Internation Film Festival
  • 1992
    Festival International du Cinema au Feminin de Marseilles - Award: Grand Prix du Public, Le Prix des Etudiants, Prix de la Ville de Marseille (distribution).
  • 1992
    Festival du Cinema International de Sainte Therese, Montreal - Award: Le Grand Prix du jury.
  • 1992
    International Film Festival Mannheim
  • ????
    Academy Awards

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1994