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A coming-of-age drama that's as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.
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The Swan

In contemporary rural Iceland, a wayward nine-year old girl, Sól, is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals soulful but the people harsh. All except the mysterious farmhand Jón, who - as Sól herself - likes words better than people. But the farmers' daughter Ásta has a claim on Jón as well, and soon Sól becomes entangled in a drama she hardly can grasp. This summer marks Sól's rite of passage into the murky waters of adulthood, and the wild nature in us all.

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Royal, 8.17.18 - 8.23.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 91 min
Language: Icelandic
FEATURED REVIEW: Serena Donadoni, Village Voice
Anchored by a remarkable child’s performance, 'The Swan' is a sensitive example of an overlooked element in coming-of-age films: awakening to the outside world. Nine-year-old Sól (Gríma Valsdóttir) is an insular girl, her imagination fueled by the craggy sh...