Christmas is coming, and while everybody is getting ready for the holidays, the country is immersed in a peculiar atmosphere. An abandoned farm in the countryside is on fire. A children's choir is singing Christmas carols at school. In a museum, a woman is arguing with her ex-husband on the phone. A young girl in a living room is trying to persuade her grandma to give virtual reality a try. Through dozens of scenes, Echo sketches a critical, yet kind portrait of modern society.
The Icelandic director graduated from a film college in Denmark. He was successful already with his shorts which won numerous awards at festivals worldwide including Cannes IFF, and his reputation of a talented filmmaker was confirmed by his features. He is one of the founders of an Icelandic organization supporting independent films and film organizations.
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