ECHO: Rúnarsson in Locarno

Nimbus Iceland is proud to announce that ECHO (original title: Bergmál) by Rúnar Rúnarsson has been selected for the main competition in the 72nd Locarno Film Festival, which will take place in August 2019.

ECHO is Rúnarsson’s third feature and the second to be produced through Nimbus Iceland as it follows the festival hit SPARROWS from 2015.

The film takes place in Iceland during Christmas time, where a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern as everyone prepares for the holidays. Through 59 scenes ECHO draws a portrait – both biting and tender – of modern society.

ECHO is produced by Nimbus Iceland and Pegasus Pictures, co-produced with Jour2Fete and Bord Cadre Films, supported by The Icelandic Film Center,  Nordisk Film & TV Fond, and the Ministry of Indutries Iceland as well as being co-funded by Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme.


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