Rúnar Rúnarsson

2004 The Last Farm (short)
2008 2 Birds (short)
2009 Anna (short)
2011 Volcano
2015 Sparrows

He was born in 1977 in Reykjavík. He made his feature film debut at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes 2011 with Volcano and was nominated for the Camera d’Or. Volcano became a festival favorite and has collected 17 awards. Rúnarsson is one of the most awarded short film directors in the world, with around 100 international awards for his Crossroads Trilogy. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 (The Last Farm), the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2008 and the European Film Awards in 2008 (2 Birds).

International Competition

Sparrows / Rúnar Rúnarsson

Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film follows the traces of a teenager who moves with his father somewhere in the Icelandic province. That’s where he’s called to face relationships of the past, but also difficult family issues that are hard to balance. The film’s raw materials are whispers, wonderful landscapes, little moments, the superb performances of the lead actors and the music of Kjartan Sveinsson, a member of the band Sigur Rós. The director keeps record of a deeply human story with the Icelandic landscape as a backdrop.

Director:Rúnar Rúnarsson
Script:Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cinematography:Sophia Olsson
Editing:Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Sound:Gunnar Oskarsson
Music:Kjartan Sveinsson
With:Atli Óskar Fjalarsson (Ari), Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (Gunnar),Kristbjörg Kjeld (grandmother), Rade Šerbedžija (Tomislav), Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir (Lára)
World Sales:Versatile, France T. +33 1 7621 6166
Producer:Mikkel Jersin, Rúnar Rúnarsson
Production:Nimbus Film, Denmark mikkel@nimbusfilm. dk T. +45 61 309 588 & Nimbus Iceland
Production Country:Iceland-Denmark-Croatia
Co-production:MP Film Productions (Croatia), Pegasus Pictures, Halibut (Iceland)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Awards :
Grand Prize – San Sebastian IFF 2015, Spain
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 15:30 | ID:714
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 17:15 | ID:845