Yrsa Roca Fannberg

Country: Iceland / Spain / Sweden
Year: 2014
Format: Digital
Length: 59 min
Image: Colour
Language: Icelandic / Swedish
Subtitles: Catalan, English

Production company: Skarkali
Producer: Marta Andreu, Helga Rakel Rafnsdottirr
Photography: Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Editor: Núria Esquerra, Catia Salgueiro, Federico Delpero Bejar, Yrsa Roca Fannberg, Stefanía Thors
Music: Ólöf Arnalds
Sound: Yrsa Roca Fannberg


Presented by: Marta Andreu


A daughter returns to Iceland to film her mother, who is ill and may not have much time left. The mother is reluctant to participate, but the daughter persists. A film about life and art, understandings and misunderstandings, and the relationship between two artists: the subject and the filmmaker.


Yrsa Roca Fannberg studied fine art at the Chelsea College of Art in London and Creative Documentary at Universitat Pompeu Fabra / iDEC in Barcelona. She uses many different media in her work, including photography, drawings, watercolours, text, knitting and cross-stitch. Salóme is her first film. 



  1. Best Nordic Documentary - Nordisk Panorama
  2. Audience Award - Skjaldborg Icelandic Documentary Film Festival
  3. Szczecin European Film Festival
  4. Festival Internacional de Cine de Cali
  5. Premio Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère-Portbou - L'Alternativa, 21 Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona