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Munda, a sixty years old woman pastor, has silently been harboring an obsession for over forty years. But one day when she finds out she is being forced to retire everything changes. On the brink of losing everything, Munda finally gathers the courage to confront her fears and hopeless desires.

  • Tinna Hrafnsdóttir
    HELGA 2016
  • Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir
  • Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, Freyja Filmwork
  • Guðrún S. Gísladóttir
    Key Cast
  • Sigurður Sigurjónsson
    Key Cast
    RAMS (2016)
  • Hanna María Karlsdóttir
    Key Cast
  • Lilja Þórisdóttir
    Key Cast
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    18 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2017
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  • Warsaw Film Festival (A-listed film festival)
    October 14, 2017
    International premiere
    Main competition
  • Brest European Short Film Festival
    November 8, 2017
    National Premiere
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
    September 28, 2017
    World premiere
    Special mention
  • Aesthetica Short Film Festival

    United Kingdom
    November 8, 2017
    U.K. premiere
  • Nordische Filmtage Lubeck
    November 1, 2017
    German premiere.
  • Northern Wave Film Festival
    October 27, 2017
    Best Icelandic Short Film
Distribution Information
  • Freyja Filmwork
    Country: Iceland
    Rights: All Rights
  • Icelandic Film Centre
    Country: Iceland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Tinna Hrafnsdóttir

My name is Tinna and MUNDA is my second short film. I´m an Icelandic director and producer both in theater and films. I´m also a two time Edda Awards nominated actress, I hold a MBA degree from Reykjavik University, run my own independent theater company, Háaloftid, and film production company, Freyja Filmwork, that focuses on producing film projects where women are in key roles.

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Director Statement

MUNDA is written, directed, produced and told by women in films. It's a part of the Doris film project that started in Sweden:
The purpose of the Doris Film project is to change attitudes and structures towards gender equality in the film industry worldwide and provide a visual contribution to the ongoing public debate by creating films where women hold all the key roles both behind and in front of the camera.
WIFT (Women in films and television) in Iceland launched a Doris film script competition on May 1st ,2014 and received 102 submissions. 11 scripts were selected by a jury composed by Iceland’s most respected film producers, writers and directors, for further development. Then on the 1st of December 2015 finally five projects were selected to go in to production and the script of MUNDA was one of them.
In May 2016 Tinna Hrafnsdóttir the director and producer of MUNDA won the annual Short TV pitch contest in Cannes just by intoducing the idea of the film and the trailer from her first short film:
At that time the script was called Katharsis but later in the production process the film got the title MUNDA wich refers to the name of the main character in the film.