The Days to Come
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Echo is not a typical Christmas film. While Icelanders are preparing to celebrate, a peculiar atmosphere descends upon the country. An abandoned farm is burning in the middle of the village, a children’s choir is singing carols, and a girl is making her grandmother try her VR headset… Director Rúnar Rúnarsson, known to ZFF audience by his festival hits Volcano (ZFF 2012) and Sparrows (ZFF 2015; San Sebastiń – Golden Shell for Best Film), in 56 intriguing tableaus, reveals Iceland in its complex fullness, miraculous, bizarre, and dark, all the while composing an incisive, but gentle portrait of contemporary society. The film was shown at festivals in Locarno and Warsaw.
Rúnar Rúnarsson (1977, Reykjavik) graduated at the National Film School of Denmark in 2000. He directed shorts The Last Farm (2004, Academy Award nomination), 2 Birds (Cannes 2008; ZFF 2008), and Anna. His first feature film, Volcano (ZFF 2012) premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, while Sparrows, co-produced with Croatia, won the Golden Shell in San Sebastián. Echo (2019) is his third feature.