Iceland, France


Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the countryside, an abandoned farm is burning. In a school, a children’s choir is singing Christmas carols. In a slaughterhouse, chickens are parading along a rail. In a museum, a mother is arguing with her ex-husband on the phone. In a living room, a young girl is making her grandmother try on her new virtual reality headset ... Through 56 scenes, ECHO draws a portrait, both biting and tender, of modern society.

Director's Biography

Born in 1977, Rúnar Rúnarsson is an Icelandic screenwriter and director.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Written by: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Produced by: Live Hide, Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir, Rúnar Rúnarsson

Cinematography: Rúnar Rúnarsson

Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger

Production Design: Gus Olafsson

Costume Design: Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir

Make-Up & Hair: Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir

Original Score: Kjartan Sveinsson

Sound: Gunnar Óskarsson

Animation: Sophia Olsson

Casting: Vigfús Þormar Gunnarsson

Main Cast: Bjarki Thor, Ragnar Jónsson, Sigurmar Albertsson

Nominations and Awards

  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2020