Echo

Original title: Bergmál
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cast: Sigurmar Albertsson, Bent Kingo Andersen, Sif Arnarsdóttir, Ari Arnarson
Country: Iceland, France, Switzerland
Year of production: 2019
Length (min): 79
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English, Czech
Sales: The Party Film Sales
Section: Panorama

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.

Rúnar Rúnarsson

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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