The films follows Ari, 16, who has been living with his mother in Reykjavik and is suddenly sent back to the remote Westfjords to live with his father Gunnar. Here he has to navigate a difficult relationship with his father, and he finds his childhood friends changed. In these hopeless and declining surroundings, Ari has to step up and find his way.
Rúnar Rúnarsson has scored international honours for his three short films: Last Farm, Oscar-nominated in 2006, 2 Birds, nominated for a Palme d’Or in 2008, and his graduation film Anna, chosen for Directors’ Fortnight in 2009. Volcano, Rúnarsson’s feature film debut, was selected for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight in 2011.
Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir
Mikkel Jersin N., Rúnar Rúnarsson