An Icelandic ECHO reaches Cannes
When the 14th edition of L’Atelier takes place during this year’s Festival de Cannes it’s with a Icelandic visit. Rúnar Rúnarsson is one out of 15 directors who has been selected for the L’Atelier. Rúnarsson has been chosen because of his present film project ECHO, which is produced by Nimbus Film’s sister company Nimbus Iceland.
” ECHO is a film where reality will be captured, initiated and staged. The narrative approach is like picking up stones on the beach. Each stone is special in some way and united, assembled into a mosaic picture, they create a whole.”
The L’Atelier programme creates the opportunity for the selected directors and film makers to gain access to international financing and speed up the production process on their promising film project. On the basis of a total of 202 participating film projects, 145 films have made it to the theatres while 28 films are in the pre-production at the moment. It’s therefore a big opportunity which can further the creation of ECHO. The film is a co-production between Nimbus Iceland as the delegate producer, Nimbus Film (DK) and Pegasus Pictures (IS).
L’Atelier is a programme for talented film makers. The programme’s aim is to help carrying out the directors’ present film projects by establishing contact between film makers and international financing. 15 film makers are every year selected from 15 different countries across the world based on the quality of their former projects as well as their current ones.
Born 20.01.77 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Rúnar Rúnarsson has directed the films Volcano and Sparrows where the latter of the two i.a. won Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival.
He has won roughly a hundred prizes for his trilogy of short films named “Crossroads”, i.a. had an nomination for best short film at both Oscar and the Palme