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Echo (2019)

Bergmál (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 5 August 2020 (USA)
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Everyday life in Iceland around Christmas time: 56 vignettes full of joy, sorrow and thought-provoking situations.


Rúnar Rúnarsson
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Credited cast:
Sigurmar Albertsson Sigurmar Albertsson
Bent Kingo Andersen Bent Kingo Andersen
Sif Arnarsdóttir Sif Arnarsdóttir
Ari Arnarson Ari Arnarson
Finnur Arnar Arnarson Finnur Arnar Arnarson
Árni Arnarson Árni Arnarson
Gísli Már Arnarsson Gísli Már Arnarsson
Jon Magnus Arnarsson Jon Magnus Arnarsson
Pétur Arnarsson Pétur Arnarsson
Fannar Freyr Atlason Fannar Freyr Atlason
Sigurjón Þór Atlason Sigurjón Þór Atlason
Ólíver Tumi Auðunsson Ólíver Tumi Auðunsson
Álfgrímur Aðalsteinsson Álfgrímur Aðalsteinsson
Aron Bragi Baldursson Aron Bragi Baldursson
Messíana Baldvinsdóttir Messíana Baldvinsdóttir


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. Written by Jour2Fête

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Articles in French about "Echo"
  • Alex Masson, « Écho », V.O. Version Originale, no 86, Paris, January 2020, p. 14
  • Eithne O'Neill, « Lucides lumières», Positif, no 707, Institut Lumière/Actes Sud, Paris, January 2020, p. 34, (ISSN 0048-4911)
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Fourth prelude in E Minor, op. 28
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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19 August 2019 | by photosenadSee all my reviews

Great movie for art lovers. Also for people who thinking about the meaning of life. It deals with patterns of behavior in society. Reminds me of Roy Anderson films. It might be weird and incomprehensible for fans of blockbusters and Hollywood movies. But that is his strength. This is not a classic and common movie, this is an art-film about life and people. It was made from a series of stories presented by 56 beautifully realized frames. It makes you think, but at the same time it's really simple movie. Recommendations.

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Icelandic | English

Release Date:

5 August 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Reykjavik, Iceland See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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