House, The

A young couple moves into an old house. She teaches deaf children, he is a musician, working on his own compositions. Their separate worlds, one silent, the other full of sounds, create a vivid pattern of contrasts, which affect their emotional lives and their living together. From the time they move into the house, they are strangely aware of something odd, especially she, while he concentrates more and more upon his work. A series of incidents adds to her growing uneasiness about the house. Its past seems to creep in on her. She feels as if some tragedy must have befallen the people that lived there before, but when she starts asking around she gets few answers. There is something about the house that seems to be on the verge of overpowering her - something that in an unexpected way is related to her origins and permanently affects her life and destiny.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    March 12, 1983
  • Genre
  • Length
    101 min.
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    House, The
  • Production Year
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Stereo
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP with; English sub

Company Credits


  • 2012
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany
  • 1984
    Academy Awards - Award: Award: Iceland´s Entry for Best Foreign language Film.


  • Sagafilm, 1983 - VHS