TrustNordisk picks up Icelandic thriller film

TrustNordisk has picked up the rights to the Icleandic horror/thriller I Remember You, directed by Oskar Thór Axelsson.

Axelsson previously directed the crime thriller Blacks Game, which was a huge international success and received praise during its run on the festival circuit. 

I Remember You is based on the bestselling novel by Icelandic crime writer Yrsa Sigurdardottir and opens with an old lady who hangs herself inside a church in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. Via her suicide letter the new psychiatrist in town finds out that she was obsessed with the disappearance of his 8-year-old son, who vanished without a trace three years earlier. Across the bay to the north in an abandoned village, three city dwellers are restoring a house, strange things start happening and they realize the house is haunted. The two stories slowly intervene and it turns out that a child named Bernodus who vanished under mysterious circumstances some 60 years earlier is the connecting link.

The film stars Thor Kristjansson (Reykjavik Whale Watch Massacre, Blacks Game), Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir (Brave Mens Blood, 2014) and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Game of Thrones), among others.

I Remember You is produced by Joni Sighvatsson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Skuli Malmquist and Chris Briggs for Zik Zak Filmworks in co-production with Ape & Björn Norway (Ruben Thirkildsen) and Maze Pictures in Germany. With Support from The Icelandic  Film Centre and The Norwegian Film Institute.

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.

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