International premiere

Summerlight and then comes the night

Local title
Suvevalgus ja siis tuleb öö
Original title
Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin
Director
Elfar Aðalsteins
Country
Iceland, Belgium, Sweden
Year
2022
Festival
26th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
comedy, adapted screenplay
Subject
relationships, rular life, humor

The little Icelandic village is brimming with stories and if you listen closely it might tell you a few tales. Perhaps the one about the prominent businessman who dreams in Latin and sacrifices a promising career for astronomy and old books. Or perhaps you’ll hear the one about the policeman’s son, a sensitive boy who paints and carves birds and dreams of being an artist. Or maybe the one about the wild, open-air sex with explosive consequences. Or the one about the big rock that can break the finely woven thread running between life and death…

Based on the eponymous book by celebrated Icelandic author Jon Kalman Stefansson.

The premiere of the film took place at the Reykjavik Film Festival.

Director
Elfar Aðalsteins
Screenwriter
Elfar Aðalsteins
Cast
Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson, Ebba Gudny Gudmundsdottir, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Sara Dogg Asgeirsdottir, Heida Reed
Producer
Heather Millard, Elfar Aðalsteins, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
DoP
David Williamson
Editor
Stefanía Thors
Composer
Gunnar Tynes
Production
Bersek Films, Silver screen, Pegasus Pictures
World sales
Cite Films
Runtime
Language
Icelandic
Subtitles
English
Director
Elfar Aðalsteins

"Elfar Aðalsteins (1971)

Filmography:
End of Sentence (Lause lõpp, PÖFF 2019), Summerlight and Then Comes the Night (2022)"

Screenings

6th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening030401 / Suvevalgus ja siis tuleb öö
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsElfar Adalsteins, Heather Millard, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Sveinn Gunnarsson, Sara Dögg Asgeirsdottir, Svandís Dora Einarsdottir, Anna Maria Pitt-Adalsteins
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center, Tartu
Screening042102 / Suvevalgus ja siis tuleb öö
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening161302 / Suvevalgus ja siis tuleb öö
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer