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The Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson put himself on the international map with award-winning dramas such as Sparrows and Volcano. His newest print Echo is a Christmas film. But then a Christmas film like you've never seen before, with a series of unconventional and rather uncatholic situations that all take place around Christmas. An abandoned farm is going up in flames, there is an open coffin in a church, chicken carcasses parade through a slaughterhouse, a children's choir sings Christmas songs around a towering Christmas tree, a wailing dog doesn't know what to do with all that fireworks.
​​​​​​​Rúnarsson places all these joyful, banal and sometimes downright grim scenes side by side in 56 separate scenes populated by non-professional actors. An artistic, bold and extraordinarily beautiful mosaic film that combines humor, sorrow and beauty in a corrosive and tender portrait of modern Iceland.