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Rúnar Rúnarsson

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.

Title: Bergmál
English Title: Echo
Genre: Hybrid

Director / Screenwriter: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Producers: Live Hide, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Rúnar Rúnarsson 

Production companies: Nimbus Iceland, Pegasus Pictures
Coproduction company: Jour2Fête, Bord Cadre Films

Director of photography: Sophia Olsson
Production design: Gus Olafsson
Costume design: Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir
Film Editor: Jacob Secher Schulsinger
Sound Designer: Gunnar Óskarsson
Music by: Kjartan Sveinsson

Length: 80 min.