Sparrows

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Sparrows is a coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.

Festivals: 

San Sebastián International Film Festival – Golden Shell; selected for Toronto International Film Festival.

Rúnar Rúnarsson

Rúnar Rúnarsson was born in 1977 in Iceland. The writer and director lived in Denmark for 8 years and graduated from the Danish Film School in 2009. His short film The Last Farm (2004) received an Oscar nomination, while his two student films, 2Birds (2008) and Anna (2009), received multiple awards and were selected for the Cannes Film Festival. He made his feature debut with Volcano (2011) which was selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and also screened in Scanorama.