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Icelandic short FÁR selected for Cannes competition

Fár, by Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter, is one of 11 works competing in the short film category at the Cannes Film Festival this year. 

The short depicts an individual facing circumstances that challenge the morality of humanity in a disconnected world from nature. When a bird hits a café window, disrupting the customers. A woman faces a decision on whether to ignore nature or euthanize the bird.

Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter wrote the script, directed the film, and plays the lead role. Producers are Sara Nassim and Rúnar Ingi Einarsson for Norður

Selected from 4,288 films, 11 shorts will be presented this year in Competition, coming from 12 countries. The winner of the Short Film Palme d'Or will be announced by the jury, chaired by Ildikó Enyedi, at the closing ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes on May 27, 2023.