Echo

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    Echo

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    Iceland, France, Switzerland

    2019

    79 min

    • Icelandic

    Drama

    As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning. In a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols. In a slaughterhouse, chickens are parading along a rail. In a museum, a mother is arguing with her ex-husband on the phone. In a living room, a young girl is making her grandmother try on her new virtual reality headset... Through 56 scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both biting and tender, of modern society.

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    Cast
    Nadía Sif Líndal
    Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir
    Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson
    Ágúst Örn B. Wigum
    Hera Matt
    Hansel Eagle
    Ahd Tamimi
    Ragnar Jónsson
    Jens Kristjan
    Matthew McClain
    Screenplay
    Runar Runarsson
    Cinematography
    Sophia Olsson
    Editing
    Jacob Secher Schulsinger
    Music
    Kjartan Sveinsson
    Sales
    JOUR2FETE
    Production
    NIMBUS ICELAND
    Production
    PEGASUS PICTURES
    Production
    BORD CADRE FILMS
    Production
    JOUR2FETE
    Rúnar Rúnarsson

    Rúnar Rúnarsson

    Iceland

    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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