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Audience q&a for Prisoners

Please tell us about the writing process for Prisoners.

It’s been a very long journey. Ten years ago, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir & Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir were on maternity leave and read an article about the women’s prison in Iceland. The main topic of the article was about the prisoners who were missing their children, and they were deeply moved by this. Perhaps this tells you something about Iceland and its short channels of communication, but these two women were inside the prison having coffee with the . . .

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Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.