Íslenska

Echo

Iceland. Christmas time.
While Iceland is getting ready for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere is falling upon the country leaving people feeling both excited and concerned. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning, in a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols, in a slaughterhouse, chicken are parading along a rail, in a museum, a woman is arguing on the phone, in a living room, a young girl is making her grandmother trying on her new virtual reality headset... Through 59 scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both bitter and tender, of modern society.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • International Premiere Date
    August 11, 2019, Locarno Film Festival
  • Length
    79 min.
  • Language
    Icelandic
  • Original Title
    Bergmál
  • International Title
    Echo
  • Production Year
    2019
  • Production Countries
    Iceland
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    2K Color
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2019
    Locarno Film Festival

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