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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 PREMIERE
Q&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

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #66
19:00
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #97
16:05
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Saturday October 19, 2019

Program #250
17:35
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Rúnar Rúnarsson

No biography

Feature length:
2019 ECHO
2015 SPARROWS
2011 VOLCANO
Short film:
2009 ANNA
2008 2 BIRDS
2004 THE LAST FARM
Documentary:
2002 LEITIN AÐ RAJEEV

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Producer Live Hide, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Cast Nadía Sif Líndal, Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson

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