Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Síðasti Bærinn (The Last Farm)" (director: Runar Runarsson)

This short film was nominated for an Academy Award, and won several other less-newsworthy awards, after it's initial release in 2004. Filmed entirely in the pristine and majestic isolationist landscapes of Iceland, the 16-minute film documents an elderly farmer's reaction to his beloved wife's passing. It's a gentle reflection on the transience and inevitable change that comes with time. The score is a lovely instrumental set by Sigur Ros' Kjartan Sveinsson, which can be found (along with the film itself) here.

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