Archive of films The Last Autumn / Síðasta haustið

Iceland
2019, 78 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2019

If the world has an edge, then it is almost certainly visible from Iceland. On the outermost cape, beyond which there is only the inhospitable Arctic Ocean, lies a farm belonging to Úlfar and his wife. This autumn will be the last time their grandchildren come from the city to drive the sheep back down from the hills. An almost tangible cinematic fabric that weaves a tale of an abandoned place where the mist clings to the steel-blue surface of the sea and where the occasional human visitor is sometimes welcome.


Synopsis

According to legend, “at the beginning of the world once again there was neither sand nor sea, neither soothing waves nor billowing meadows, neither playful winds nor sky, only a gaping abyss.” The nothingness receded, and there at the edge of the world Iceland emerged. A man and a woman traveled with their livestock to take up residence on the island’s farthest cape – beyond which there is only the inhospitable Arctic Ocean. It is autumn, and Úlfar and his wife are once again visited by their grandchildren, who help them drive the sheep from the hills down to the farm. But this year will be the last time. An almost tangible cinematic fabric that weaves a tale of an abandoned place where the mist clings to the steel-blue surface of the sea and where the occasional human visitor is sometimes welcome.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Yrsa Roca Fannberg (Reykjavík, Iceland). Filmography: Salome (2014), The Last Autumn (Síðasta haustið, 2019)

Contacts

Akkeri Films
Eiríksgata 11, 101, Reykjavík
Iceland
Tel: +354 849 3354
E-mail: hannabjork@gmail.com

Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier


Tel: +32 477 982 584
E-mail: brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Dir. of Photography: Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Music: Gyða Valtýsdóttir
Editor: Federico Delpero Bejar
Producer: Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Production: Akkeri Films, Biti aptan bæði
Contact: Akkeri Films, Brigitta Portier

Guests

Yrsa Roca Fannberg

Film Director

Federico Delpero Bejar

Film Editor


Hanna Björk Valsdóttir

Producer

Björn Viktorsson

Sound Designer


Brigitta Portier

Publicist

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