2 Birds / Smáfuglar
Directed by: Rúnar Eyjólfur Rúnarsson
Script: Rúnar Eyjólfur Rúnarsson
Producer: Thor S. Sigurjonsson, Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Hlin
Production company: Zik Zak Filmworks
Cinematography: Sophia Olson
Editing: Jacob Schusinger
Music: Kjartan Sveinsson
Cast: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson , Hera Hilmarsdóttir , Sigurður Jakob Helgason , Þórunn Jakobsdóttir
Format: boja, color, 35mm
Running time: 15'
The short is an unflinching look at the painful transition from childhood to the stark reality of adulthood. The story is simple in itself about a group of kids looking for some escapism, which has some terrible repercussions. They drink, they long, they curse, have a rich and complicated inner life, yet they lack experience and the maturity to be fully independent individuals.
62nd Edinburgh International Film Festival - Prix UIP
2008 Super Shorts International Film Festival - Best Drama Award, Anthony Mingella Best Director Award
2008 The Melbourne International Film Festival - Best Fiction
7th Int. Documentary and Short Film Festival In Kosovo DOKUFEST - Best Short Film
Rúnar Eyjólfur Rúnarsson, born 20.01 1977 in Reykjavík, Iceland, is one of two founders of Óháðakvikmyndagerðin, registered none profitable organization in Iceland with the purpose of cooperation between members in film events and independent filmmaking. Today the organization has been the center of dozens shorts and documentaries, and organized couple of mini festivals. In 1996. He became director of Reykjavík Short Film festival, in 2005. started at the Directors Line at The National Film School of Denmark. Will graduate in the summer of 2009. His short film The Last Farm recived nomination for the Oscar Award.
Location and screening schedule:
matinee: SC Cinema, Wednesday, October 22nd at 9.00
premiere: SC Cinema, Wednesday, October 22nd at 20.00
reprisal: EUROPA Cinema, Thursday, October 23rd at 10.00