SEMINCI | Año: 2019 | País: Iceland / France / Switzerland



Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning. In a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols. In a slaughterhouse, chickens are parading along a rail. In a museum, a mother is arguing with her ex- husband on the phone. In a living room, a young girl is making her grandmother try on her new virtual reality headset... Through 56 scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both biting and tender, of modern society.

El/la director/a

Icelandic filmmaker born in Reykjavik in 1977. In 2009, he graduated from the Directors section of The National Film School of Denmark. His short film The Last Farm (2004) was an Academy-Award nominee and was followed by 2 Birds, which competed for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. His first feature Volcano premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011, and won the Best Feature Award in the Meeting Point section at the 56th Seminci. His sophomore feature Sparrows won the Golden Shell at San Sebastian in 2015. Echo is his third feature-film.


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Monday 21: Carrión Theater, 16.30