Keswick Film Club - Heartstone

Friday 23rd February 5:00 PM

Heartstone (Hjartasteinn)

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson Country: Iceland/Denmark
Cert: TBC Year: 2016 Length: 129 mins Language: Icelandic
Heartstone

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Score: 70.28% Attendance: 60

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Synopsis

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

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Critics

open_quote In all such tales of the growing self-awareness of youth, the quality of the playing from the young cast is crucial, and Guðmundsson has drawn hugely sensitive performances from his two leads. The landscapes that surround them may be monumental and memorable, but the sincerity and naturalness of these two performances is almost microscopically exact. close_quote The Arts Desk


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