Interview By Paul Salfen
Rannveig is experiencing burnout in all aspects of her suburban everyday life. Stuck with a job she hates and in a stagnant, slow dying marriage to Einar, she also constantly fights her rebellious daughter Agnes´ will, not bearing to face the possibility of her growing up and leaving her behind. When a new neighbour, Hreinn, arrives at the family’s doorstep, Rannveig has to admit her powerlessness when she and her family are forced to confront new challenges in their relationship.
AGNES JOY was directed by Silja Hauksdóttir and written by Hauksdóttir, Rannveig Jónsdóttir and Jóhanna Fridrika Sæmundsdóttir. It was produced by Birgitta Björnsdóttir and Rannveig Jónsdóttir for Vintage Pictures and co-produced by Mikael Torfason and Gudbjörg Sigurdardóttir.