Sparrows (Þrestir)

  • 1h 41min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rúnar Rúnarsson
  • Cast: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar E Sigurðsson,Kristbjörg Kjeld, Rade Šerbedžija, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir

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A sensitively staged coming-of-age story.

When his mother heads off to Africa with her new Danish husband, Avi (Atli Oskar Fjalarsson) is sent to live with his boozy father (Ingvar E Sigurdson) whom he barely knows in a remote Icelandic village. The scenery may well be beautiful, but locals deal with the constant summer light with alcohol. A soulful sadness permeates the story of father and son struggling to understand each other. Rúnar Rúnarsson’s award-winning film is an impressively made delight.

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