Salvation

A Film by Thora Hilmarsdottir

Synopsis

FRELSUN.
Katrin wakes up in the hospital after a serious car accident to find that she has received a life-saving blood transfusion. However, the religious cult she belongs to forbids such things. As Katrin struggles to reconcile this conflict with her church and family, she begins to become obsessed with the stranger whose blood is now flowing through her veins.

Director

  • Picture of Thora Hilmarsdottir © Thora Hilmarsdottir

    Thora Hilmarsdottir

    Thora studied film foundation at The European Film College in Denmark. After that she wanted to combine her love for art and film and went to London where she graduated from Central St. Martins with a B.A. in Graphic Design & Moving Image. During and after her studies in London she worked at Ridley Scott’s production company (RSA Films). She is now represented by Black Dog Films in the UK, Skot productions in Iceland and Birth in France.

Awards + Festivals

  • HELSINKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, World Premiere, Helsinki, Finland)September 14, 2017
  • NORDISK PANORAMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malmo, Sweden)September 21, 2017
  • REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, National Premiere, Reykjavik, Iceland)September 28, 2017
  • NORTHERN WAVE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grundarfjordur, Iceland)October 27, 2017
  • LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leeds, UK)November 2, 2017
  • INTERNATIONAL KURZFILMTAGE WINTERHUR (Market, Winterhur, Germany)November 7, 2017
  • *WINNER BEST FILM*
    FROSTBITER ICELANDIC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Akranes, Iceland)November 10, 2017
  • CARRIBEAN SEA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venezuela)January 11, 2018
  • MINIMALEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)January 24, 2018
  • GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gothenburg, Sweden)January 26, 2018
  • CLERMONT FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Market, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 2, 2018
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMS DE FEMMES (Official Selection, France)March 9, 2018
  • FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SIGNES DE NUIT (Official Selection, Italy/Germany/Thailand)April 7, 2018
  • GO SHORT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NIJMEGEN (Official Selection, Nijmegen, Holland)April 11, 2018
  • MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minneapolis, USA)April 12, 2018
  • FILMFEST SUNDSVALL (Official Selection, Sweden)April 12, 2018
  • KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kyiv, Ukraine)April 25, 2018
  • CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER (Market, Cannes, France)May 14, 2018
  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST (Official Selection, Palm Springs, USA)June 19, 2018
  • KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)May 27, 2018
  • LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)August 7, 2018
  • ODENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Odense, Denmark)August 27, 2018
  • *WINNER BEST ACTRESS*
    BUSHO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)August 28, 2018
  • SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Worldwide)October 18, 2018
  • *SILVER SCREEN PRIZE*
    22.10.2018 * 20th HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2018
  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • FEMCINE9 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)March 19, 2019
  • 20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 20, 2019
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019
  • 21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019
  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
  • 6th BASTA FEST - INT'L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bajina Bašta, Serbia)June 4, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 4th STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2019
  • LIVE AT HEART FILM 2019 (“Fright Night” Section, Örebro Sweden)September 4, 2019
  • 3rd MANIFESTO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)September 6, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Thora Hilmarsdottir
Screenplay
Snjolaug Ludviksdottir
Producer
Eva Sigurdardottir, Thora Karitas Arnadottir, Kristin Olafsdottir
Director of Photography
Thor Eliasson
Art Direction
Bjarni Massi Sigurbjornsson
Costume Design
Julianna Lara Steingrimsdottir
Sound
Kiarlan Kjarlansson, Skúli Helgi Sigurgíslason
Editor
Sigurdur Eythorsson
Sound Design
Gustaf Berger
Music
Lisa Holmqvist

Details

Running Time
24:29 min
Shooting Format
HD DIGITAL
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Eva Sigurdardottir
Askja Films

+44 7930274099 / +354 823 0004

eva@askjafilms.com
www.askjafilms.com

DIRECTOR

Thora Hilmarsdottir

thorahilmars@gmail.com
www.thorahilmars.com