Dreymar við havið

Sakaris Stórá, Faeroe Islands, 2017

80 min.Feature

Ester (16) lives a safe but mundane life, in a small town on an island together with her religious and conservative parents. One day, when she’s in Sunday school, she meets Ragna. A girl who has just moved to the same small town with her alcoholic mother, and her 8 year old brother. In Ragna, Ester sees what she has been looking for her whole life. Unaware that Ragna see’s the exact same thing in Ester, and especially Ester’s father. The attraction of opposites makes them best friends. Together they dream about getting away from their boring life on the island, but soon they realize that it’s only their own self that they want to escape from. Dream by the Sea tells a story about the struggles we experience as humans, a story about love, identity and wanting to get away from everything that seems to tap us inside ourselves.
Basic information Credits
Original title Dreymar við havið
Danish title Dreams by the Sea
Director Sakaris Stórá
Screenplay Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs
Producer Katja Adomeit, Jon Hammer, Ingun Skrivarastovu
Director of Photography Virginie Surdej
Editor Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen
Composer Povl Kristian
Production designer Marianna Mørkøre
Appearance Juliett Nattestad, Helena Heðinsdóttir
Production country Faeroe Islands, Denmark
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Production company
Executive Producer Adomeit Film ApS, Fish & Film
With support from Filmværkstedet / DFI


Direction Sakaris Stórá


Screenplay Marjun Syderbø Kjelnæs


Producer Katja Adomeit
Producer Jon Hammer
Producer Ingun Skrivarastovu
Production manager Beinta Haraldsen


Cinematographer Virginie Surdej
Camera assistant Rúni Friis Kjær

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Eyðun Müller Thomsen


Editor Amalie Westerlin Tjellesen
Assistant editor Kristian Hansen
Assistant editor Anneli Ossianer


Composer Povl Kristian

Production design

Production designer Marianna Mørkøre


Costume designer Marianna Mørkøre
Dresser Haldis Svabo Jørgensen


Sound Mick Raaschou
Recording engineer Dan Isager Nielsen

Visual effects

Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda


Ester Juliett Nattestad
Ragna Helena Heðinsdóttir

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