Mother-daughter drama ‘Agnes Joy’ begins shooting in Iceland

The new Icelandic mother-daughter drama Agnes Joy has begun shooting in Iceland, and Screen has revealed the first still (see above).

Directed by Silja Hauksdóttir, the drama, which is described as a mix between Lady Bird and Fish Tank, is about a mother and her eighteen-year-old daughter living in a small Icelandic town. The mother is unhappy with her job in the family company as well as her marriage. Her daughter deals with his by rebelling, as most teenagers do. Both mother and daughter are charmed when an actor comes to town to work on a film script.

The cast features Katla Margrét Þorgeirsdottir (Sparrows), Þorsteinn Bachmann (Life in a Fishbowl, Let Me Fall), Donna Cruz, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Fortitude) and Kristinn Óli Haraldsson.

Agnes Joy is shooting in Akranes and Reykjavik and will be released next spring.

Emma Vestrheim

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.