Green Years

Half Elf

Hálfur Álfur
Jón Bjarki Magnússon
2020 • Iceland • 64’
Portuguese Premiere

A lighthouse keeper prepares his earthly funeral while trying to reconnect with the elf within. Hulda and Trausti have shared a roof on Icelandic shores for over 70 years. Her love of books is matched by his love of stones. When he tells her he wants to change his name to ‘Elf’, she warns him that his family will abandon him. Now, as his one hundredth birthday nears and Trausti senses the hand of death upon him, he is on a quest to find the coffin that can carry this elf back to the mysteries beyond…. Meanwhile, Hulda retreats into a world of poetry with the help of an electric magnifying glass.

Green Years