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Dóra - ein af strákunum

Dora - One of the GuysDóra - ein af strákunum / Dóra - Eine von den Jungs

Documentary, Iceland 2017, 52 Min., iceland. OV, engl. st

“I had ten minutes to think about it and discuss it with my family”, Dora says. Then, because the job was her last resort, off she went. This film shows life at sea, its unadorned images underscored by gentle guitar sounds. We watch people at work, and we see the hardships this kind of work entails. Dora has been at sea many times before, but never as a cook. “This isn’t a typical job, where you start at eight and leave at five. We stink, we’re grouchy, we're tired, and everything in between.” Little by little, we get to know the title character, who is working with all her might to pull herself and her family out of the morass after a long period of unemployment. Dora shoulders a great deal, including not least of all, the recurring weeks of separation from her loved ones.

Director Árni Gunnarsson

Screenplay Stefanía Thors

Producer Laufey Kristín Skúladóttir

Cast Halldóra Jónsdóttir

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No screenings are available for this film.