Based on the best-selling book, Quake: A Novel, by Audur Jonsdóttir, which was nominated for the Icelandic Literary prize, and picked out by Tiff Selects 2021, Quake
stars Anita Briem
(The Tudors, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Minister), Edda Björgvinsdótt
ir (Under the tree, The Valhalla Murders) and is written and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdótti
r (Margrete - Queen of the North, Valhalla Murders, The Minister), and produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir of Ursus Parvus.
Quake follows Saga
(Anita Briem), a single mothe
r in her late thirties, who gets hit by a fierce epileptic attack walking in a public park with her six-year-old son resulting in a total memory loss
. Afraid of being considered unable to take care of her son, Saga attempts to hide her state
from others and occupies herself digging for the answers she needs. As she struggles to gather bits and pieces
from her forgotten life, repressed memories that Saga unconsciously blocked
as a child suddenly start to come back
, revealing a painful truth about herself and the past. Quake is a shocking and revelatory exploration of the blurred lines between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, and where mother ends and child begins.
"Gripping Icelandic psychological drama."
- Jane Darcy, Tromsø Review (The Reviews Hub)
"Engaging Icelandic mystery-drama." - Paul Risker, Tallinn Review (D Movies)"Works so well because it chooses to slowly unravel the mystery, bit by bit."- Rob Aldam, Tallinn Review (Backseat Mafia)"Quake is a real find. A beautiful piece of filmmaking that leaves a mark." - Paul Heath, Tallinn Review (The Hollywood News)
Quake World Premiered at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2021
Quake was released in Iceland Cinemas March 31 2022.