Íslenska

Echo

As Iceland gets ready for Christmas, a peculiar atmosphere settles over the country. An abandoned farm is burning, a children’s choir sings Christmas carols, chicken carcasses parade through a slaughterhouse, a museum employee is arguing on the phone, a young girl makes her mother try on her new virtual-reality headset… In 56 discrete scenes, Echo draws a portrait, both bitter and tender, of modern society.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    November 20, 2019
  • 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
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    2K Color
  • Color
    Yes
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2019
    Locarno Film Festival
  • 2019
    Filmfest Hamburg
  • 2019
    Nordische Filmtage Lübeck - Award: Won the Interfilm Church Prize
  • 2019
    Film Fest Gent
  • 2019
    Seminci Valladolid International Film Festival - Award: Rúnar Rúnarsson was awarded the del Duero award for best director
  • 2019
    Les Arcs Film Festival
  • 2019
    PÖFF - Tallin Black Nights Film Festival
  • 2019
    Cairo International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Sarajevo Film Festival
  • 2019
    Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Titanic International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Goa Film Festival
  • 2019
    Festival Nouveau Cinéma
  • 2019
    Leiden International Film Festival
  • 2019
    Noordelijk Film Festival