Sparrows

Icelandic filmmaker Rúnarsson (Volcano) explores change, transition, and adaptation and their roles in human relationships. After living in Reykjavik with his mother for a few years, Ari, a 16-year-old choir boy with an angelic voice, has to go live with his estranged, hard-drinking father in a down-and-out fishing village. While trying to reconnect with family and friends, he witnesses a disturbing incident and must decide whether to tell anyone. For a teen on the cusp of adulthood, a man relearning how to be a father, and a community in crisis, the truths of life can be harsh but not without new chance for possibility and discovery. Winner of the FIPRESCI  Critic’s Prize, Göteborg Film Festival. In English and Icelandic with English subtitles.

Genres: Drama