The Universe and Me

Friday, February 03, 2006

Síðasti Bærinn

The Last Farm, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Rúnar Rúnarsson just received an Oscar nomination in the short film category. Filmed in Dýrafjördur in North Western Iceland, it's a story about a man who lives on the last surviving farm in a remote valley. He and his wife come under great pressure give up their dream and to move to the city. Desperation leads him to find a way to keep it all, but at a price. Thus ensues a final struggle between modern and traditional ways which “ends with a dramatic, tragic but genuine victory.” The film has already won at least a dozen awards around the world. Musical score provided by Sigur Rós's Kjartan Sveinsson, a sampling of which you can download at their site. Good news: the film already has three offers from companies regarding distribution rights in the US.


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