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Sparrows

Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, 2015

99 min.DK/FeatureDrama

The films follows Ari, 16, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. Here 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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Þrestir
Danish title Sparrows
Other titles Sparrows
Director Rúnar Rúnarsson
Screenplay Rúnar Rúnarsson
Producer Mikkel Jersin, Rúnar Rúnarsson
Director of Photography Sophia Olsson
Editor Jacob Schulsinger
Sound Gunnar Óskarsson
Composer Kjartan Sveinsson
Production designer Marta Luiza Macuga
Casting Dóra Christians, Birna Hjaltalín Pálmadóttir
Appearances Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir
Production country Iceland, Denmark, Croatia
Dialogue language Islandsk
Production companies Nimbus Film, Nimbus Iceland, Halibut
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
Danish theatrical release 25.08.2016
Cinemas Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Gloria, Øst for Paradis (Århus), Gentofte Kino, Empire, Nicolai Biograf (Kolding)
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Nimbus Film, Nimbus Iceland, Halibut
Co-producer Pegasus Pictures, MP Film Production
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, The Icelandic Film Centre, The Ministry of Industries and Innovation (Iceland), Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Croatian Audiovisual Centre
In collaboration with RÚV, TV2
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis

Direction

Direction Rúnar Rúnarsson
1st assistant director Sigurður Kjartan Kristinsson
2nd assistant director Erla Grímsdóttir
Casting Dóra Christians
Casting Birna Hjaltalín Pálmadóttir
Continuity Sigríður Regína Sigurþórsdóttir
Casting assistant Igor Sestric-Staki

Script

Screenplay Rúnar Rúnarsson

Production

Producer Mikkel Jersin
Producer Rúnar Rúnarsson
Co-producer Lilja Ósk Snorradóttir
Co-producer Igor A. Nola
Line producer Brynhildur Birgisdóttir
Executive producer Birgitte Hald
Executive producer Bo Ehrhardt
Production manager Sara Nassim
Production coordinator Edda McKenzie
Producer's assistant Søs Thøstesen
Production assistant Egill Viðarsson
Location manager Hjálmar Edwardsson
Line producer Rannveig Jónsdótti
Runner Trausti Hafliðason
Executive producer Suza Horvat
Assistant production coordinator Jelena Vojkovic
Production assistant Miroslav Pogelsek - Pajdo
Post-producton coordinator Søs Thøstesen
Post Producer Niklas Magnusson
Post Producer Hanna Celikel

Cinematography

Director of Photography Sophia Olsson
First assistant camera Goði Már Guðbjörnsson
Loader Atli Kristófer Pétursson
Key grip Jónas Þ. Guðmundsson
Gaffer Geir Magnússon

Editing

Editor Jacob Schulsinger
Assistant editor Hjörtur Freyr Jónsson

Music

Composer Kjartan Sveinsson
Music Kjartan Sveinsson
Musical recording Birgir Jón Birgisson
Music mixer Birgir Jón Birgisson
Choir Københavns Drengekor
Musical recording Sebastian Eskildsen
Conductor: choir Mads Bagge Lange

Production design

Production designer Marta Luiza Macuga
Set dresser Guðni Rúnar Gunnarsson
Set dresser Claudia Hausfeldt
Set decorator Anna Maria Tómasdóttir
Set dresser Hulda Helgadóttir
Graphic art Amanda Riffo
Painter Victor Cilia

Wardrobe

Costume designer Helga Rós Hannam
Costume assistant Aldís Ósk Ómarsdóttir

Makeup

Chief makeup artist Áslaug Dröfn Sigurðardóttir

Sound

Sound designer Gunnar Óskarsson
Sound mixer Björn Viktorsson
Boom operator Ólafur P Georgsson
Sound editor Gunnar Óskarsson
Sound mixer Gunnar Óskarsson
Foley recordist Gunnar Óskarsson
Foley recordist Björn Viktorsson
Foley editor Evan Jerred
Foley editor Gunnar Óskarsson
Foley editor Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Foley editor Daði Georgsson

Special effects

SFX Haukur Karlsson

Visual effects

Colourist Eggert Baldvinsson
Online Eggert Baldvinsson
VFX Jón Már Gunnarsson
CGI Jón Már Gunnarsson
Online assistant Heiðar Eldberg Eiríksson
Online Linus Eriksson
Conforming Linus Eriksson
Graphic design: Text Susanne Benther Mouritsen
Graphic design: Text Anna-Sofia Villanueva Kristensen

Stunt

Stunt coordinator Reynir A Óskarsson

Appearance

Ari Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
Gunnar Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Bedstemor Kristbjörg Kjeld
Lára Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir
Dagur Víkingur Kristjánsson
Bassi Valgeir Hrafn Skagfjörð
Einar Benedikt Benediktsson
Maria Elin Maria Árnadóttir
Diddi Pálmi Gestsson
Vera Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir
Kristjana Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
Ösp Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir
Tomislav Rade Serbedzija
Sif Margrét Rún Rúnarsdóttir
Kroatisk arbejder Jarkko Lahti
Præst Bryndís Sigurðardóttir
Bassis onkel Arnoddur Magnússon
Aris stemme (sang) Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir
Pick-up chauffør Tómas Gislason
Guitarist Þór Engholm
Ekspedient Júlíus Þorfinnsson
Agressor 1 Snævar Sölvason
Agressor 2 Ársæll Níelsson
Tante Sigrún Gerða Gísladóttir

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Jury Award 2016 Transilvania International Film Festival 2016
FIPRESCI AWARD 2016 Göteborg International Film Festival 2016
Best Film 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015
Best Actor 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015
Best Cinematography 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015
Press Prize 2015 Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015
Artistic Achievement Award 2015 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015
Best Film 2015 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015
Best Screenplay 2015 Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015
Silver Hugo - New Directors Comp. 2015 Chicago International Film Festival 2015
1-2 Competition Main Award 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival 2015
Best Film 2015 San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Jerusalem Int. Film Festival 2016-07-07
Taipei Film Festival 2016-06-30
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016-06-15
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016-05-27
Zlin Int. Film Festival for Children & Youth 2016-05-25
Seattle International Film Festival 2016-05-19
Jeonju International Film Festival 2016-04-28
Sofia International Film Festival 2016-03-10
Istanbul Festival of Independent Films 2016-02-18
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival 2016-02-03
Göteborg International Film Festival 2016-01-29
Angers Premiers Plans 2016-01-22
Les Arcs European Film Festival 2015-12-12
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015-11-13
Stockholm International Film Festival 2015-11-11
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015-11-06
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2015-11-05
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2015-11-04
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2015-10-22
Chicago International Film Festival 2015-10-15
Warsaw International Film Festival 2015-10-09
Montreal, Festival International Nouveau Cinema 2015-10-07
Reykjavik Film Festival 2015-09-24
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2015-09-18
Toronto International Film Festival 2015-09-10
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Almbjerg, Sarah Iben 2016-12-22
Anmeldelse Information Redvall, Eva Novrup 2016-08-26
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bukdahl, Lars 2016-08-26
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Wendt Jensen, Jacob 2016-08-25
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2016-08-25
Anmeldelse Politiken Vinterberg, Søren 2016-08-25