Let Me Fall

Harrowing drama about friendship, fear and addiction – from acclaimed Icelandic director Baldvin Z.

Drawing on true stories and interviews with the families of addicts, this harrowing portrait of addiction follows Stella and Magnea through the decades as precarious teenage years morph into perilous adulthoods. Told over several decades, Let Me Fall focuses on Magnea’s lengthy struggle with addiction, a condition she is lured into as a teenager by hip, assured Stella, Magnea’s soulmate and nemesis. The film’s fractured narrative style, which bounces from present to past and back again, takes us inside the traumatic experiences leading to Magnea’s dire straits. The effect is nothing less than heartbreaking.

Few portraits of addiction and failed friendship are as devastating as Let Me Fall, which shows in chilling detail how the vulnerable are preyed upon, particularly by those hiding behind religion.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Lof mer ad falla
  • Director
    Baldvin Zophoníasson
  • Producer
    Júlíus Kemp, Ingvar Þórðarson
  • Writers
    Baldvin Zophoníasson, Birgir Örn Steinarsso
  • Photo
    Jóhann Máni Jóhannsson
  • Actors
    Elín Sif Halldórsdóttir, Eyrún Björk Jakobsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir
  • Playtime
    2 h 16 m
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    Iceland, Germany
  • Age limit
    12
  • Production
    The Icelandic Film Company
  • Distributor
    Another World Entertainment