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Kjartan Sveinsson wins award for best original score for the film ECHO

The Icelandic musician Kjartan Sveinsson won the prize for the best original music at Les Arcs Film Festival for the film Echo by Rúnar Rúnarsson. The festival took place in France from December 14 - 21.

Echo had its world premiere at Locarno Film Festival in August and has won four international awards. The film will be released on January 1 in France and has already been released in Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland. Distribution and international sales are being handled by Jour2féte

Echo; 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.