Interview with Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir the director of "A Letter from Helga", interviewer Edvinas Pukšta
"I did stay true to the structure of the book, but I was really interested also in what was not said, like in between the lines. And I think I was trying to bring stuff into the light that was maybe in the shadows in the book." - Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttiriga
In a remote fjord in 1940's Iceland, young farmer Bjarni and aspiring poet Helga begin a passionate, forbidden affair. Their emotions run wild, like the ocean waves that surround them. The story takes place in a small, isolated community, far away from the dangers of World War II. Everyone knows each other in this village, which puts our lovebirds in a complicated position.
This is a short interview with the film's director Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir. She is an Icelandic screenwirter and director who is known for her melodramatic, character-driven short films, and for her debut feature film "The Swan".