The Deposit


The Main 5 Fri, Apr 12, 2019 7:10 PM
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Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Programs:Midnight Sun
Women & Film
Emerging Filmmaker Competition
Women Directors
Release Year:2019
Runtime:90 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Askja Films
Director:Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Producer:Eva Sigurðardóttir
Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Cinematographer:Ásgrímur Guðbjartsson
Screenwriter:Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
Auður Jónsdóttir (Novel by)
Editor:Andri Steinn Guðjónsson
Composer:Kira Kira
Principal Cast:Elma Lísa Gunnarsdóttir
Enid Mbabazi
Raffaella Brizuela Sigurðardóttir
Claire Harpa Kristinsdóttir


Director Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir Attending!

The Deposit provocatively explores the fine line between kindness and cruelty when self-interest is at stake. Gisella, the forty-year-old protagonist, is in a bit of a pickle. She's lost her journalism job and she doesn't have any ready cash for her bills because she invested in her former boyfriend's business, but never saw any returns. What she does have, however, is a beautiful old house that belonged to her grandparents, full of empty rooms and elegant things. When Gisella starts researching a story about immigrants, she winds up renting two of the spare bedrooms in her home to women she meets. The arrangement begins well for all parties, but eventually turns into a vicious psychological power struggle. The film may be read as a metaphor for a homogenous society that believes itself to be liberal and culturally open, but discovers that, when challenged, the reality is very different.

Director Biography

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir

Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir has worked in film since 1997 as a director, writer, producer and editor on a variety of projects. The Deposit marks her feature debut.


"a drama with a social-political edge, about power and control when locals and immigrants meet" - Variety