We’re showing the Icelandic nominee for the 2020 Nordic Council Film Prize. Echo, directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson, is based in Iceland at Christmas time.
While everyone’s busy preparing for Christmas, a feeling of excitement but also anxiousness descends across the country.
Way out in the countryside, an abandoned farm has gone up in flames. At a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols. At a slaughterhouse, chickens are being transported along a rail. In a museum, a woman is arguing with her ex-husband. In a cottage, a young girl is trying to get her grandmother to try on some VR glasses.
Through 56 different scenes, Echo paints a painful and sensitive portrait of the many different aspects of a modern society.
Length: 79 min
Language: Icelandic, subtitles in English
Age restriction: 7
Free admission! Be prepared to show your Covid passport. We are obliged to check Covid passports for events with more than 20 persons.