2 Birds

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    2 Birds


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    15 min

    • Icelandic

    Drama, Short

    2 Birds (Smáfuglar) takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy who has a typical schoolboy crush on a girl his age, who happens to be a friend of his mate.


    Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
    Hera Hilmarsdóttir
    Sigurður Jakob Helgason
    Þórunn Jakobsdóttir
    Runar Runarsson
    Sophia Olsson
    Jacob Schulsinger

    Director's Statement

    People at crossroads in their live interests me. The questions they are confronted with, in balance with the choices they have. I wanted to make a film about adolescents and love, a boy becoming a man.

    Rúnar Rúnarsson

    Rúnar Rúnarsson


    That feeling of standing on the edge of a cliff and having to reach the other side. When a character has to make an important decision or is forced to act, for better or for worse, he sets off big changes in his life. It's not just fiction. We all have to go through a transitory period like this.

    Born in Reykjavik Iceland, Rúnar Rúnarsson graduated from the Danish Film School in 2009. He returned to Iceland to direct VOLCANO (2011), his first feature film. Rúnar is an acclaimed screenwriter and director, with around 90 International awards under his belt for his previous films. His film SPARROWS (2015) was awarded the Golden Shell at the 63rd San Sebastián IFF. His latest work is the film ECHO (2019), which had its world premiere at Locarno FF.

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