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ECHO

by Rúnar Rúnarsson

synopsis

As Iceland gets ready for Christmas, a peculiar atmosphere settles over the country. An abandoned farm is burning, a children’s choir sings Christmas carols, chicken carcasses parade through a slaughterhouse, a museum employee is arguing on the phone, a young girl makes her mother try on her new virtual-reality headset… In 56 discrete scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both bitter and tender, of modern society.

international title: Echo
original title: Bergmál
country: Iceland, France, Switzerland
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Rúnar Rúnarsson
film run: 79'
screenplay: Rúnar Rúnarsson
cast: Nadía Sif Líndal, Telma Huld Jóhannesdóttir, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Ágúst Örn B. Wigum, Hera Matt, Hansel Eagle, Ahd Tamimi, Ragnar Jónsson, Jens Kristjan, Matthew McClain
cinematography by: Sophia Olsson
film editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger
art director: Gus Olafsson
costumes designer: Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir
music: Kjartan Sveinsson
producer: Live Hide, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir
co-producer: Sarah Chazelle, Etienne Ollagnier, Jim Stark, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal Zade
executive producer: Elli Cassata, Bo Ehrhardt, Birgitte Hald, Snorri Þórisson, Einar Sveinn Þórðarson
associate producer: Jasmine Hermann Naghizadeh
line producer: Elli Cassata
production: Nimbus Iceland, Pegasus Pictures, Jour2fête, Bord Cadre
backing: Icelandic Film Centre (IS)
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