Set in contemporary rural Iceland, The Swan follows the story of a wayward nine-year-old girl, Sól, who is sent to distant countryside relatives for a summer to work and to mature. Nature seems endless there, the animals are soulful but the people are 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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Nordic Film Screening: The Swan
Join The Phillips Collection for a screening of the Icelandic film The Swan and a Q&A with the film’s Director Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir following the screening. The Swan will be shown in celebration of The Phillips Collection’s current exhibition Nordic Impressions, as part of a Nordic Film Series that highlights films from countries across the Nordic region.
November 29 2018