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ICELAND, France, Switzerland | 79 minutes | 2019
A young girl meets her half-sister around a piano. An abandoned farm burns in the countryside. A group of seniors take an aquafitness class. Through a window, a mother and her baby watch the snowflakes fall. The holiday season is fast approaching. Rúnar Rúnarsson’s nuanced portrait of Iceland and its people, captured as the year draws to a close, is a kaleidoscope: 56 little slivers of life that, together, have universal resonance. Presented in competition at Locarno, Echo reflects upon our age, mingling life and death, sorrow and joy.CANADIAN PREMIEREQ&A with Rúnar Rúnarsson on October 12th and 13th"... what makes Echo so enjoyable is its sheer element of surprise and contrariness: we just don’t know what’s coming next – yet each scene is beautifully shot and composed whatever the subject matter." Filmuforia"A work of remarkable melancholy and beauty" The Upcoming
International Competition - Locarno Film Festival
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A friendless boy meets a new patient at the psychiatric institute where his mother works. Smitten with the girl, he helps her escape from the adult world....
BELGIUM, FRANCE | 98 minutes | 2019
Eva, a 30-something woman between jobs, decides to stay in Madrid in August as everyone else flees the heat. She sublets an apartment, then experiences the...
SPAIN | 129 minutes | 2019
In 1945 Leningrad, reduced to rubble by the Second World War, a young woman, Iya, works in a hospital tending to soldiers wounded in battle. Tragedy...
RUSSIA | 139 minutes | 2019
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