Rúnar Rúnarsson’s new film selected for Cannes Cinéfondation Atelier

The film projects that have been selected for the Cinéfondation Atelier have been announced with the new film from Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson among the list.

Currently in its 15th edition, the Cinéfondation Atelier encourages creative cinema and assists the emergence of a new generation of film-makers by helping them to fund their films.

Rúnar Rúnarsson is best known for Sparrows, a coming-of-age story set in rural Iceland. Little is known about his next film Echo, but according to the Icelandic Film Centre it will be “a film where reality will be captured, initiated and staged. The timeline of the film is the advent season of December 2018 to New Year’s day 2019. An echo from postmodern society, a contemporary mirror.”

The Cinéfondation Atelier takes place during the Cannes Film Festival, which will be held between the 8th and 19th of May in Cannes, France.


You can re-visit Sparrows by watching the trailer below.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.