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  • Director

    Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir

  • Starring

    Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir, Enid Mbabazi, Raffaella Sigurdardottir, Claire Harpa Kristinsdottir

  • Run Time

    91 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language

    Icelandic, English

  • Director of Photography: Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson

  • Editor: Andri Steinn Gudjonsson

  • Produced by: Eva Sigurðardóttir, Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir

  • Music: Kira Kira

  • Screenplay by: Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir


The Deposit (Tryggð)

Part of the European Perspectives Strand


Icelandic journalist Gísella (Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir) wants to write hard-hitting stories and, after her latest article is heavily edited, she quits her job. When she meets immigrants Abeba (Enid Mbabazi), her daughter Luna (Claire Harpa Kristinsdóttir), and Maria (Raffaella Sigurdardottir), she decides to help them (and gather material for a story) by offering them rooms in her large Reykjavik house. All goes well between the three women initially, but a power struggle soon takes over and warmth and hospitality turn into strict rules and threats of punishment. [12A]

The Deposit is nominated for the 2019 EIFF Audience Award

Supported by James and Morag Anderson  

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