Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir

Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir is an Icelandic writer and director, born in 1984 in Reykjavík. Ása completed a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Iceland and La Sorbonne – Paris IV Université, and worked for a while as a book critic for the Iceland National Radio before she decided to move to New York City and pursue filmmaking. She graduated from the Columbia University Film MFA program in 2012. Ása has written and directed a number of award-winning short films. Her first feature film, “The Swan”, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed Icelandic novel of the same name, premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

You and Me (short, 2015)
Love Story (short, 2012)
This Is the Girl (short, 2011)
Dark Wings (short, 2010)

The Swan

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