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Nordic Oscar Contenders Sparrows /Þrestir

Tue—12-6-2016
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Image courtesy of Versatile Films.

TUE—12-6-2016—7 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
99 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles

Sparrows  is the touching coming-of-age story of sixteen-year-old Ari who has been living with his mother in Reykjavík when he is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father.

There he discovers that his childhood friends have changed and is forced to navigate a difficult relationship with his father. In this seemingly hopeless situation, Ari has to step up and find his way. Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson (Iceland, 2015).

Sparrows soars, with Rúnarsson’s breathtaking debut that’s the equal of almost any great film this year. With intoxicating visuals and unforgettable performances, this is an absolute top notch work.”—Jason Gorber, ScreenAnarchy

Sparrows is Iceland’s selection to compete for the Oscar nomination for the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film.

About the director

Rúnar Rúnarsson is an Icelandic screenwriter and director. Sparrows is his second feature film.

 

Prior to that he wrote and directed the feature film Volcano (2011) and three shorts— Anna (2009), 2 Birds (2008), and The Last Farm (2004).

Special thanks to the Icelandic Film Centre and Versatile Films.

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