The Icelandic/Danish drama Sparrows has picked up the award for the New Europe competition at the Prague Film Festival Febiofest.
The film, directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson, follows the story of Ari, a teenager forced to move from Reykjavik to a remote town to live with his estranged father and grandmother in the isolated northern part of Iceland. Ari attempts to establish a relationship with his relatives and with a childhood friend.
The jury chaired by economist Jan Švejnar, praised the strong story. The jury also praised the actors’ performance and the film’s twist ending.