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BACKYARD VILLAGE by Marteinn Thórsson selected for Santa Barbara IFF

Marteinn Thórsson's feature film Backyard Village has been selected for the Nordic Cinema Competition at the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The festival takes place from March 31 - April 10 in a hybrid version. Backyard Village will be screened both online and at a drive-in theater in Santa Barbara, California.

Backyard Village - Official trailer

Brynja finishes her stay in a health clinic in the village of Hveragerdi, Iceland, but is reluctant to return to her life in the capital so she takes lodgings in a small guesthouse. There she meets Mark, a tourist who, likewise, is reluctant to leave the nurturing community.

Backyard Village was directed by Marteinn Thórsson and written by Gudmundur Óskarsson. They are also producers of the film for the production company Tender Lee and the coproduction company Hin íslenska frásagnarakademía. 

For further information on Santa Barbara International Film Festival visit the festival's official website