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Fractures

A poetic short film about a young woman dealing with a mental illness. About her shame and broken self-esteem and her struggle to reconnect with society.

  • María Kjartans
    Director
    Rof, Sun of wisdom, We are weather
  • Vala Ómarsdóttir
    Director
    Ég, Dætur, Rof…
  • María Kjartans
    Writer
  • Vala Ómarsdóttir
    Writer
  • Maria Kjartans
    Producer
  • Vala Ómarsdóttir
    Producer
  • Biggi Hilmars
    Producer
  • Vala Ómarsdóttir
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Sprungur
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, poetic, health issues, mental health, short film, nature, European, Nordic, scandinavian
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    7,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Iceland
  • Country of Filming:
    Iceland
  • Language:
    Icelandic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa Mini
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • RIFF - Reykjavik International Film Festival
    Reykjavik
    Iceland
    October 1, 2022
    World premiere
    official selection
Director Biography - María Kjartans, Vala Ómarsdóttir

María & Vala started working together in London in 2010, where Vala was focusing on performance making and María on visual art. Together they started working on interdisciplinary projects in films and immersive performances.

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Director Statement

With the project, we hope to bring a new artistic angle to the discussion about mental health and to give people with mental health problems a voice in the fight for equality and the possibility of a normal life without prejudices after recovery.