A feature film in development based on Auður Jónsdóttir’s book The Quaking (Stóri skjálfti)

Director: Tinna Hrafnsdóttir. Screenplay: Margrét Örnólfsdóttir and Tinna Hrafnsdóttir


After being hit by a fierce epilepsy seizure Saga’s (40) life changes forever. Long forgotten memories from her childhood suddenly start to come back forcing her to face a disturbing truth about her past and present and herself as a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother.

‘The past is the present, isn’t it? It’s the future, too. We all try to lie out of that but life won’t let us.’ (Eugene O’Neill)


Saga, a woman in her forties, gets suddenly hit by a fierce epilepsy seizure walking on a street with her three-year-old son and loses her memory. The seizure completely transforms her normal life but due to complicated circumstances she seeks to hide her memory loss. Upon trying to gather together bits and pieces from her forgotten life Saga finds out the disturbing fact that her present life is full of illusions. Memories of a childhood full of fear and traumatic experiences start to flow, long gone memories that she previously had buried so deep inside her soul as a child start to appear again and a painful hidden truth about her life and family finally reveals itself. Now Saga is forced to look straight into the eyes of a wounded and ruthless past and review her whole life today as a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter. But facing that painful reality might just be the key to unlock understanding and all of her potentials.