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It could only happen to a teenager

Heartstone, dir. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson│Ever since Grímur Hákonarson won Un Certain Regard with Rams back in 2015 and Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest opened Venice a few month later, the latest crop of Icelandic directors seem to have been unmistakably on a high. It’s almost with some trepidation that we now begin to wonder whether this close-knit,… Read more »

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Intimate Close-Up

Sparrows, dir. Rúnar Rúnarsson │We’re just breaks that disrupt the silence. Some, beautiful and mesmerizing – others, violent, horrifying and speechless – just like sparrows trying to sing through the screams of crows. Rúnar Rúnarsson – once again, after the critically acclaimed Volcano – takes us to his homeland of Iceland.

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Tender story

Rams, dir. Grímur Hákonarson │When one thinks about Iceland, it’s pretty evident to imagine its vigorous and inspiring nature – a notion more commonly known than its cinema. Even though the Icelandic cinema has been silently blooming since the early 90’s, it gets easily forgotten next to more internationally successful Scandinavian countries like Denmark or… Read more »

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Z dystansu

14. Transilvania IFF │Konkurs główny 14. edycji Festiwalu Filmowego w Transylwanii zdominowały filmy rozkładające na drobne cząsteczki związki międzyludzkie. Nie tylko relację w małżeństwie czy w parze, ale także emocje towarzyszące życiu w rodzinie, budowaniu uczuć z dzieckiem lub lokalną społecznością.