The Swan

2017, Drama, 1h 31m

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A 9-year-old girl becomes entangled in a drama after she is sent to the countryside to mature.

Cast & Crew

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Karl
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir
Ólöf
Þuríður Blær Jóhannsdóttir
Ásta
Gríma Valsdóttir
Sól
Laufey Elíasdóttir
Marianna
Gestur Einar Jónasson
Maður á útihátíð
Guðbjörg Sigurðardóttir
Executive Producer
Birgitta Bjornsdottir
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Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
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Martin Neumeyer
Cinematographer
Laufey Elíasdóttir
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Drifa Freyju-Ármannsdottir
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (3)

  • Although the screenplay occasionally falters as a result of the predictable melodrama, The Swan is elevated by Martin Neumeyer's cinematography (there are times when I wished this was a travelogue) and Grima Valsdottir's committed performance.

    August 17, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Though occasionally overwrought in its ethereal tangents, "The Swan" has strong things going for it...

    August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It doesn't always manage to stay afloat, but its center never wavers, with Valsdóttir delivering a bracingly unsentimental portrayal of a perceptive outsider weathering an often grim awakening.

    August 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A coming-of-age drama that's as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.

    August 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Swan" is not a film that wants for drama. But despite the upheaval, the director Asa Helga Hjorleifsdottir never displays the passion that her characters suggest in their stories.

    August 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    August 8, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Although the screenplay occasionally falters as a result of the predictable melodrama, The Swan is elevated by Martin Neumeyer's cinematography (there are times when I wished this was a travelogue) and Grima Valsdottir's committed performance.

    August 17, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Though occasionally overwrought in its ethereal tangents, "The Swan" has strong things going for it...

    August 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It doesn't always manage to stay afloat, but its center never wavers, with Valsdóttir delivering a bracingly unsentimental portrayal of a perceptive outsider weathering an often grim awakening.

    August 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A coming-of-age drama that's as beautiful and brutal as the remote, rural landscape of northern Iceland where it takes place.

    August 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Benefitting from US-trained, Iceland-based filmmaker Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir's controlled direction, the film delivers a dark coming-of-age tale through the young lead's uncertain perception, tinged with uneasy implications and poetic flights of fancy.

    February 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A good opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture in a story that is already quite universal. [Full Review in Spanish]

    March 21, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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