Nominated writer: Jóhann Ævar Grímsson

SISTERHOOD (Systrabönd)
Iceland, 2021
Nominated writer: Jóhann Ævar Grímsson
Co-writers: Björg Magnúsdóttir, Jóhanna Friðrika Sæmundsdóttir, Silja Hauksdóttir
Director: Silja Hauksdóttir
Producers: Tinna Proppé, Hilmar Sigurðsson, Kjartan Thor Thordarson
Produced by: Sagafilm for Síminn (Iceland) and Viaplay (Nordics)
Premiere: Q2 2021
Sales: NBCUniversal Global Distribution (Worldwide), Lumiere (Benelux)

The skeletal remains of a young girl who disappeared 25 years ago are found in a gravel mine in Iceland. When the priest Elisabet, the chef Anna Sigga, and the practical nurse Karlotta hear the news of the remains being found it shatters their calm existence. They have gone through their lives carrying the heavy burden of guilt over a horrible secret they share from their past.

Jóhann Ævar Grímsson's bio:
Jóhann Ævar Grímsson is the Head of Development for scripted material at Sagafilm. With award winning work on TV series such as Stella Blomkvist, Thin Ice, The Night Shift, Cover Story, World’s End and Trapped under his belt, Johann is one of the most prominent screenwriters working in Iceland today.

Read our interview with nominated writer Jóhann Ævar Grímsson HERE.