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Science of Play

Þórunn Hafstað

Science of Play is an open-ended sensory exploration of a world of play, where the mundane everyday is colourful, futility has the greatest purpose, risk taking is encouraged, and the imagination is given free leash. Told through a story of a unique kindergarten in Iceland that faces closure, this is a film on the importance of play in a society of speed, efficiency, rationality and  safety regulations.

Original title: Leikur
English title: Science of Play

Director/ Screenwriter: Þórunn Hafstað
Producers: Heather Millard and Þórður Jónsson
Production company: Compass Films 
Editor: Þórunn Hafstað
Secured Funding: Icelandic Film Centre, Creative Europe MEDIA Development Fund

Length: 90 minutes
Screening format: DCP
Production country: Iceland
Scheduled premiere:Fall 2019