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Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, France, Switzerland, 2019o

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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 of modern society.

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

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Movie Datao

Other titles
Echo DE
Echo EN
Genre
Drama
Running time
79 Min.
Original language
Icelandic
Ratings
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ØYour rating5.8
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Critics:
5.8 (11) q

Cast & Crewo

Ragnar Jónsson
Bjarki Thor
Rúnar RúnarssonDirected by
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