Sparrows | Þrestir

2015 | 99 minutes | Drama
3.5 out of 5 stars

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Written by: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir

Sparrows (Þrestir) is the story of Ari, 16, who has been living in the city with his mother for the last five years. When she leaves for Africa to supervise a research project, Ari is forced to move back to his small hometown in rural Iceland to live with his father Gunnar.

Ari and Gunnar have lost contact over the years, and a lot has changed since Ari was there the last time. His best friend Laura has turned into a young woman and has a boyfriend. His old friends have become estranged, and since his father spends most nights drinking, the only one he can talk to is his grandmother.

In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.