Days of Gray

Days of Gray
Director: Ani Simon-Kennedy

Islandija, USA, 2013, musical, drama, 81 min., V

It is a world without language. A world where one is raised to respect the rules. No things are owned except the essentials. All must wear masks when venturing from home. All adult males must protect society from outsiders who do not follow the rules. Faith is dead. Hope is dead. Joy is dead.

Only one boy (Davíð Laufdal Arnarsson) questions the verity of what he has been taught. He scavenges for lost objects from distant times, he shares warmth with his younger Sister (Viktoría Rós Antonsdóttir), and he dares to befriend an outsider--the Girl (Diljá Valsdóttir).

The Boy knows it is only a matter of time before he must become a hunter like his father, seeking and killing outsiders. He must decide whether to continue living in a society of fear or choose his own destiny.


2013 – Days of Gray soundtrack won Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards.

About the director:

Ani Simon-Kennedy was born in New York, grew up in Paris and now lives in Brooklyn. In 2008 she was graduated from New York university and from then on works with films. She is director and one of the founders of Bicephaly Pictures.

Section: Main programme

Screenplay: Hrafn Jónsson, Ani Simon-Kennedy, Cailin Yatsko

Dir. of Photography: Cailin Yatsko

Music: Hjaltalín

Cast: David Laufdal Arnarsson, Diljá Valsdóttir, Viktoría Rós Antonsdóttir, Gudmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson, Bryndís Petra Bragadóttir, Margret Helga Jóhannsdóttir