Quake follows Saga
(Anita Briem), a single mother
in her late thirties, who gets hit by a fierce epileptic attack walking in a public park with her six-year-old son resulting in a total memory loss
. Afraid of being considered unable to take care of her son, Saga attempts to hide her state
from others and occupies herself digging for the answers she needs. As she struggles to gather bits and pieces
from her forgotten life, repressed memories that Saga unconsciously blocked
as a child suddenly start to come back
, revealing a painful truth about herself and the past.
"Gripping Icelandic psychological drama"
- The Reviews Hub"Works so well because it chooses to slowly unravel the mystery"- Backseat Mafia"Beautiful piece of filmmaking that leaves a mark." - The Hollywood News
Based on the best-selling book, Quake: A Novel, by Audur Jonsdóttir, which was nominated for the Icelandic Literary prize, and picked out by Tiff Selects 2021, Quake
stars Anita Briem
(The Tudors, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Minister), Edda Björgvinsdótt
ir (Under the tree, The Valhalla Murders) and is written and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdótti
r (Margrete - Queen of the North, Valhalla Murders, The Minister), and produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir of Ursus Parvus.