The Sparrow – Icelandic drama on screen April, 21. 2016.


Original title: Prestir / Sparrows.

English subtitledi

The SCOPE100 program is sponsored by the French Institute

Life is not exactly  a ” Rose Garden.” The thorns are there and certainly  isn’t boring.

Sparrows, written and directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson is a coming of age drama from Iceland and Denmark which played recently at the 2015 51st Annual Chicago International Film Festival.

Ari played by Atli Oskar Fjalarsson is a 15-year old, introduced to us literally as “a choir boy” singing with a choir in a church in Reykjavik, was born to Icelandic parents from a small fishing village somewhere in northwestern Iceland.  Since his parents divorce, he had been living with his mother in Reykjavik.  But his mum was recently remarried and she with her new Danish hubby.  Mum was putting Ari on a plane and sending him back to his dad to a small fishing village in northwestern Iceland.

Ari don’t want to go, but at 15, LIVING ON A ROCK in the middle of the freakin’ North Atlantic where, once one gets out of Reykjavik there really do seem to be as many “seals and birds” as there are people around, he really doesn’t have much of a choice.  Anyway his mom reminds him Grandma’s really looking forward to seeing you again.

Distributed by: Hungarian ant.

To find out what happens with Ari further on, it is worthwhile to go to the movies. Up to for people over 16 years. Length: 99 minutes.

Update by Aggie Reiter

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