The Playwrights Database
Tele-Design International / TDI-Agency Holland
represented by Ernst M. van den Berg
Mikael Torfason was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1974. He has written five novels, all published in Iceland and some have traveled in Europe; translated into German, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, and Lithuanian. Mr. Torfason also wrote and directed the feature film Made in Iceland (Gemsar). The film was very well received in Iceland, traveled to multiple film festivals, and was nominated as Best Picture in Scandinavia in 2002. Spring in Iceland (Vormenn Islands) is Mr. Torfason's fifth novel. His fourth novel, Samuel, was nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize and his third novel,The World's Stupidiest Dad, was nominated for the Nordic Literature Prize in Scandinavia, as well as the DV Literature Prize. Mr. Torfason has also written for theater, and he has been editor-in-chief at one of the three big newspapers in Iceland, as well as being executive director for the largest magazine media company in the country. He is currently director of news for 365 Media and runs the largest newsroom in Iceland. In 2013 a new film, based on Mr. Torfason's first book, premiered in Iceland. Mr.Torfason lives in Reykjavik. He is married to Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, who plays the lead in Harmsaga, has four children, and is currently working on a new play for the National Theatre in Iceland.
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Harmsaga / TRAGEDY
Harmsaga / TRAGEDY
In this modern love story, a young couple desperately tries to save their marriage, exposing betrayed promises and broken dreams in the process. Harmsaga is a new, contemporary love story about everything that went right and, perhaps more importantly, everything that went wrong. Ragnar and Sigrun, a young married couple with two small children, desperately try to save a relationship that is about to destroy them. She's a student, lonely and depressed at times, seeking friendship through the Internet. He's jealous and possessive, spying on her actions online. As recollections of their lives become a part of the quarrel, their love, heartache, broken promises, and shattered dreams are exposed in the process. Tensions mount to a shocking final scene, leaving no winner or loser in the devastating game they must play.
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