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ECHO selected for Cannes Atelier

Echo, writer/director Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s next feature that is currently in development, is one of 15 projects selected for Cannes Atelier. Cannes Atelier invites the directors of the projects to the Cannes Film Festival in order to put them in contact with film professionals. The programme will enable them to gain access to international financing and speed up the production process.

Cannes Atelier will take place alongside the Cannes Film Festival from May 10 – 16. This marks the first time that an Icelandic film is selected for Cannes Atelier.

Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s films have previously been selected for the Cannes Film Festival on three occasions. In 2008 his short film 2 Birds was selected for the festival‘s Official Short Film Competition, in 2009 his short film Anna was selected for the Director‘s Fortnight section and in 2011 his debut feature film Volcano was also selected for the Director‘s Fortnight section.

Rúnarsson started making his name in film when his short film The Last Farm was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Live Action Short. His films have since gone on to win over 100 international awards and have been screen at many of the world‘s most prestigious film festivals.

Echo is a film where reality is captured, initiated and staged. An echo from postmodern society, a contemporary mirror.

The film is produced by Nimbus Iceland, Pegasus Pictures, Nimbus Films and Halibut.