Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir


Ása Hjörleifsdóttir is an Icelandic writer and director, born in 1984. She graduated from the Columbia University Film MFA program with her thesis film ÁSTARSAGA (“Love Story”), a 2013 finalist for the Student Academy Awards. After her critically acclaimed first feature film THE SWAN (premiere TIFF 2017), Ása is now in production on her second film, an adaptation of the novel Reply to a Letter From Helga by Bergsveinn Birgisson.


2019 Interdependence Film 2019 (Documentary)
2017 The Swan (as Ása Helga Hjörleifsdótirr)
2015 Þú og ég (Short) (as Asa Hjorleifsdottir)
2012 Ástarsaga (Short) (as Asa Hjorleifsdottir)
2011 This Is the Girl (Short) (as Asa Hjorleifsdottir)
2010 Dark Wings (Short) (as Asa Hjorleifsdottir)

Kvikmyndir leikstjórans á RIFF

Last Dance
Icelandic Shorts II
Year: 2019
It’s a spring morning in Reykjavík. A man and woman wake up to realize that their relationship...