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Sparrows

Director Runar RUNARSSON
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  • Iceland, Denmark, Croatia│
  • 2015│
  • 99min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

When his mother leaves with her new husband, Sixteen-year-old Ari returns to his hometown, a fishing village where his father lives like a teenager, pissing away his weekends with drug-and-booze.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
109 2016. 04. 29 10:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK19
315 2016. 05. 01 10:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK19
737 2016. 05. 05 17:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK19

Review

When his mother remarries, 16-year old Ari is sent to his estranged father who is a useless drunk and a junkie. Ari gets a job and meets old friends who have changed and has a crush on his childhood friend. But he gets involved in a fight due to her boyfriend’s jealousy. Sparrows is Ari’s coming-of-age story. He experiences troubled times and is lost in his relationships with his family and his friends. He is also exposed to violence. The shocking situation Ari and his girlfriend face in the climatic scene evolves into them unable to perceive reality because of booze and drugs. The growing pains amplify the shock and this situation is a powerful depiction of an immature being. One of the most talked about movies last year, it received several awards including the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Runar RUNARSSON
Screenplay Runa RUNARSSON
Producer Mikkel JERSIN, Runa RUNARSSON
Cinematography Sophia OLSSON
Editor Jacob SCHULSINGER
Music Kjartan SVEINSSON
Sound Gunnar OSKARSSON
Cast Atli Oskar FJALARSSON, Ingvar E. SIGURÐSSON, Rakel Bjork BJORNSDOTTIR, Rade SERBEDZIJA

Director

Runar RUNARSSON

Born in 1977, Reykjavik, Iceland. Runar RUNARSSON made his feature film debut at the Directors Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival 2011 with Volcano and was nominated for the Camera d’Or. Runarsson was Nominated for the Academy Awards in 2006 with The Last Farm(2004), the Palme d’Or in Cannes Film Festival 2008 and the European Film Awards in 2008 with 2 Birds(2007). Sparrows is his second feature film.

Trailer

(Sparrows) DIR. Runar RUNARSSON

When his mother leaves with her new husband, Sixteen-year-old Ari returns to his hometown, a fishing village where his father lives like a teenager, pissing away his weekends with drug-and-booze.