Sparrows winner at Les Arcs
Runar Runarsson’s Icelandic coming-of-age drama “Sparrows” has won the Crystal Arrow and two more awards at the 7th edition of Les Arcs European film festival.
Sold by Versatile, “Sparrows” (pictured above), which world premiered at San Sebastian and won the Golden Seashell, nabbed three kudos at Les Arcs: The Crystal Arrow for best film as well as the nods best actor (Atli Óskar Fjalarsson) and cinematography (Sophia Olsson). The movie marks Runarsson’s second feature after “Volcano,” which bowed at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. Lushly filmed in summertime Iceland, “Sparrows” follows a 16-year-old who has been living in Reykjavik with his mother and is sent back to live with his estranged father in an Icelandic fishing village.