Mrs. Elisabet (2020)

  • Documentary
  • 20min

Mrs. Maria Elisabet Jonsdottir was an Icelandic housewife, composer and women’s rights advocate born in 1869. The short documentary Mrs. Elisabet portrays in a cinematic way, her life and work as well as 9 of her songs have been conducted and recorded by musician Fanney Kristjáns Snjólaugardóttir, and can be heard in the film. It is a unique documentation of the life and music of one of the pioneer women in Icelandic women’s and music history, that has till this day almost solely been remembered for her extramarital affairs - not her endeavours.