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Bragi Thor Hinriksson

Birta (9+)

Edition 2022
85' - 2021 - Family - Dialogue: Icelandic
Director: Bragi Thor Hinriksson Composer: Kristján Sturla Bjarnason With: Harald G. Haraldsson, Kristín Erla Pétursdóttir, Ragga Ragnars
Birta is an eleven-year-old girl with a very big heart and a great desire for Christmas. Together with her little sister, she tries to help her mum with her financial problems in this heart-tugging adventure. But how do you earn money as an eleven-year-old?
Birta is worried when she hears that her mother has financial problems. There might not even be money for a Christmas party. Unless 100.000 Icelandic króna comes in. With a big heart and with the help of her little sister, Birta wants to lend her mum a hand. Director Bragi Thor Hinriksson and his screenwriter-wife Helga Arnardottir wanted to tell a story about the financial struggles of single parents and the impact they can have on children. There is still a lot of shame involved, especially when a child - in this case Birta - has to play sports barefoot because there is no money for new shoes. Birta is a warm family film. One that is set around Christmas, but doesn't have to be a Christmas film. "Because", says the filmmaker, "you can watch my film all year round, but during the holiday season even more!"
A story about a young girl who worries about her mother's financial problems (and Christmas!), Birta is a warm family film on single parenting told through the eyes of a particular Icelandic eleven-year-old with a big heart. A Christmas tale to be embraced all year long.

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Bragi Thor Hinriksson


Kristján Sturla Bjarnason


Harald G. Haraldsson, Kristín Erla Pétursdóttir, Ragga Ragnars


Helga Arnardóttir

Director of Photography

Ívar Kristján Ívarsson


Stefanía Thors


Valdimar Kúld

Production studios

H.M.S. Productions


JEF vzw

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Bragi Thor Hinriksson
The Last Generation: Ten Commandments (short, 2003), Waste (short, 2009), The Big Rescue (2009), Algjör Sveppi og dularfulla hótelherbergið (2010), The Magic Wardrobe (2011), Heilabrotinn (2013), Harry Og Heimir (2014), The Biggest Rescue (2014), The Falcons (2018), Trust (short, 2018), Birta (2021)

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