Waves – A portrait of Maria á Heygum (Aldur – Eitt portrett av Mariu á Heygum) 2010
“Waves (Aldur) 85 year old Maria á Heygum has the past 45 years been
swimming in the cold sea surrounding The Faroe Islands. The isolated
island group is located in the middle of the Atlantic sea somewhere
between Scotland and Iceland. Every day, despite the harsh and cruel
weather, Maria makes her way down to the shore. This has become part
of her; This is the place, where she, as she says, found her will to
A film by Heiðrik á Heygum
Music by Brynjolfur á Heygum