About the film
Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson
Actors: Eyrún Björk Jakobsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Elín Sif HalldórsdóttirPraised at its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, this essential and harrowing look at addiction has been celebrated by critics and audiences for its stellar performances and enthralling direction.
15-year-old Magnea (Elín Sif Halldorsdottir) is a promising student who falls in with a wild party crowd, seduced by vampish beauty Stella (Eyrun Bjork Jakobsdottir). The two form a close bond and with the help of Stella’s sleazy pusher boyfriend, they graduate swiftly from using alcohol to hard drugs. This signals a quick descent into the hellish depths of substance abuse which will dictate both their futures, as decades later they meet as very different people.
Bouncing effortlessly between past and present, Baldvin Z (Life in a Fishbowl, 2014) and his incredible cast transport us inside the girls’ tumultuous relationship and the traumatic experiences leading to their perilous adulthoods. Drawn heavily from true stories and extensive research in the addict community, Let Me Fall stands out as an unflinching portrayal of the cunning python of drug abuse that mercilessly engulfs its victims.
“Strongly acted and sensitively directed.’ – VARIETY
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Toronto International Film Festival, 2018
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2019
WINNER: Best Costume Design & Best Make Up, Edda Awards, Iceland 2019
Icelandic with English subtitles