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Þrestir (2015)

Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.

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Rúnar Rúnarsson
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Credited cast:
Rade Serbedzija ... Tomislav
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Gunnar (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir ... Kristjana
Arna Magnea Danks ... Bassi's onkel (as Arnoddur Magnus Danks)
Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir ... Vera
Víkingur Kristjánsson ... Dagur
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson ... Ari
Jarkko Lahti ... Darijo
Kristbjörg Kjeld ... Grandmother
Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir ... Ösp
Pálmi Gestsson Pálmi Gestsson ... Diddi
Eva Sigurdardottir ... Dance Competitor
Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir ... Lára
Elín Árnadóttir Elín Árnadóttir ... María
Valgeir Skagfjörð Valgeir Skagfjörð ... Bassi
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A coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. There, he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way. Written by Jorge Reina

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A delicate portrait, sensible and truthful. See more »

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Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir replaces Hera Hilmar who played Láura in the original short. Atli Oskar Fjalarsson reprises his lead role. See more »

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Remake of Two Birds (2008) See more »

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A really amazingly executed experience that will definitely leave an impact
16 October 2016 | by gustavbmSee all my reviews

A incredible film with brilliantly executed shots and solid performances by the actors that will leave a great impact on you. I like to call this film an "exhaler", because when the film is over, you will have to exhale deeply because you are so overwhelmed by its amazingly done third act.

The third act is without a doubt the strongest part of this film, where you will be siting on the edge of your seat in excitement thanks to the beautiful long shots and the very minimal use of dialogue.

Sparrows is a brilliant drama with solid performances, and incredibly long shots that are handled perfectly and leaves a massive impact on you. Definitely worth a watch. Or two. Or three.


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Official Sites:

Nimbus Film [Denmark]

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Iceland | Denmark | Croatia

Language:

English | Icelandic

Release Date:

18 October 2015 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Þrestir See more »

Filming Locations:

Iceland

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$126,165
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