Volcano (Eldfjall) - Rúnar Rúnarsson, Icelandic Destinies

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Volcano (Eldfjall)

Director Rúnar Rúnarsson

The coming of age story of a 67 year old man. When Hannes retires from his job as a janitor the void that is the rest of his life begins. He is estranged from his family, hardly has any friends and the relationship to his wife has faded. Through drastic events, Hannes realizes that he has to adjust his life in order to help someone he loves. Eldfjall is a love story about dealing with the choices of the past and the difficulties of the present in order to embrace the future.

2011 - 99 min. VOSTA

Couronné de la Louve d'Or au 40e Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal

With the support of the Embassy of Iceland in Ottawa

Rúnar Rúnarsson, Icelandic Destinies

For the 2024 edition of the festival, FIKA(S) and the Cinémathèque Québécoise honor Icelandic cinema by offering a retrospective of Rúnar Rúnarsson's works. With a population of barely 400,000 citizens, Iceland's annual film production revolves around only about ten feature films. However, since the 2010s, various Icelandic films of great sensitivity have captivated audiences. Revealed with the short film "The Last Farm," nominated for an Oscar in 2005, Rúnarsson has emerged in recent years as a major contributor to this cinematic renewal, with an intimate body of work inhabited by the theme of attachment to the land, set against the backdrop of sublime volcanic landscapes. On the occasion of this 5th edition of FIKA(S), we present to you the three feature films directed by the filmmaker so far: "Volcano" (2011), "Sparrows" (2015), and "Echo" (2019).

11 March 2024

7.45 p.m.

Cinémathèque québécoise - 335 Boul. de Maisonneuve E, Montréal

65 years+ 11,00$
Student 11,00$