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Echo Iceland, France, Switzerland 2019 | 79 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Rúnar Rúnarsson

RÚNAR RÚNARSSON (*1977) started out in 1995 as a director and screenplay writer and was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for his short The Last Farm. After Volcano (2011) and Sparrows (2015) Echo is his third feature film.

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A calmly tender, loosely episodic echo of Icelandic society by Rúnar Rúnarsson. It’s just before Christmas. There’s a special atmosphere everywhere which reflects the emotional state of the nation. A deserted farm burns down, in a school a children‘s choir sings Christmas carols, in a museum a mother quarrels with her ex on the phone and a little girl lets her granny try out her new VR headset. Pictures of quiet contemplation overlap: the banal and the sublime, beauty and sadness, life and death, forming a bitter-sweet mirror of Icelandic reality.
Orig. Title: Bergmál
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Icelandic, English
Section: Kaleidoscope
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Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Screenplay: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cast: Sigurmar Albertsson, Bent Kingo Andersen, Sif Arnarsdóttir, Ari Arnarson, Finnur Arnar Arnarson, Árni Arnarson, Gísli Már Arnarsson, Jon Magnus Arnarsson
Producer: Live Hide,Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir,Rúnar Rúnarsson
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Kjartan Sveinsson
Director of Photography: Sophia Olsson
Production Design: Gus Olafsson
Editor: Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
Printsource:
German Distributor:
World Sales: Jour2Fête
Production: Nimbus Iceland; Pegasus Pictures; Jour2Fête; Bord Cadre Films
Contact: Clémence Michalon: Jour2Fête: clemence.michalon@jour2fete.com

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