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HALF ELF

by Jón Bjarki Magnússon

synopsis

A lighthouse keeper prepares for his earthly funeral while trying to reconnect the elf within. Hulda and Trausti have shared a roof on Icelandic shores for over seventy years. Her love of books is matched by his love of stones. When he bursts out singing, she begs him to stop screaming. When he tells her he wants to change his name to "Elf", she warns that his family will abandon him. Now, as Trausti’s hundredth birthday approaches and he senses the hand of death upon him he is on a quest to find the coffin that can carry this elf back to the mysteries beyond.... Meanwhile, Hulda retreats into a world of poetry with the help of an electric magnifying glass. Half Elf is a modern Icelandic fairy-tale where life is celebrated - despite everything, despite ourselves and despite the reality that awaits all of us in the end.

international title: Half Elf
original title: Hálfur Álfur
country: Iceland
sales agent: Feel Sales
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Jón Bjarki Magnússon
film run: 64'
cinematography by: Jón Bjarki Magnússon
film editing: Jón Bjarki Magnússon
producer: Hlín Ólafsdóttir, Jón Bjarki Magnússon
production: SKAK bíófilm
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