Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, France, Switzerland, 2019o


Iceland at Christmas time. While everyone is preparing for the holidays, the film is devoted to 56 little dramas and everyday scenes that take a human view of the modern world.

Rúnarsson’s film often deal with the question of distance. It resurfaces in his latest film, a collection of vignettes depicting peculiar destinies that touch upon the universals of our humanity. Whether close or distant, these characters struggle with their solitude, their fears, their generosity, their present and their past. A contemporary panorama by turns ironic and caustic, Echo allows each character to question their place in the society they live in.

Mathilde Henrot

Rúnar Rúnarssons eigenwilliges Werk liegt irgendwo zwischen Dokumentar- und Spielfilm. Die einzelnen Vignetten sind lose miteinander verknüpft und am besten sucht man erst gar nicht nach einer strukturierten Erzählung, sondern gibt sich den Mini-Storys einfach hin. Diese sind wahlweise lustig, traurig, absurd, uninteressant, rätselhaft – wie das Leben.

Dino Pozzi

Cruauté, absurdité ou banalité des temps modernes, saisis comme sur le vif et livrés à notre contemplation fascinée.

Marie Sauvion

D’abord circonspect devant le sens de ce collage, on se laisse emporter par la beauté de la photographie de Sophia Olsson et cette manière singulière de croquer la société islandaise en l’éparpillant tel un puzzle que chaque spectateur reconstruira à sa manière.

Thierry Chèze


Movie Datao

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79 Min.
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Cast & Crewo

Ragnar Jónsson
Bjarki Thor
Rúnar RúnarssonDirected by
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