Message to Sandra, A

This is a task that can prove to the world not only that Iceland's cultural heritage is alive and well but also that Jónas the writer is too. Jónas, working in peace and quiet in an isolated summerhouse, hires a young girl, Sandra, to cook for and look after him, and complete an ideal situation for an Icelandic writer on the brink of an international breakthrough. The plan, however, does not turn out the way Jónas intended. His mind is relentlessly disturbed by internal as well as external events. Maybe the situation wasn't ideal. Maybe Jónas the man and the writer just wasn't good enough. In the end, however, Jónas carries Iceland's cultural heritage abroad, but not in the way he intended.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    December 17, 1983, Háskólabíó
  • Genre
  • Length
    84 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic, Greek, English
  • Original Title
    Skilaboð til Söndru
  • International Title
    Message to Sandra, A
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Based on a
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
    Black & white
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    35mm film with English sub. -

Company Credits


  • 1985
    Kvikmyndahátíð kvenna


  • Bergvík, 2000 - VHS
  • Umbi s.f., 1983 - VHS