Rúnar Rúnarsson

Rúnar Rúnarsson


Rúnar Rúnarsson is an Icelandic filmmaker born in Reykjavik in 1977. In 2009, he graduated from the Director’s section of The National Film School of Denmark. His short film The Last Farm (2004) was an Academy-Award nominee and was followed by Two Birds, which competed for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. His first feature Volcano premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2011. His sophomore feature Sparrows won the Golden Shell at San Sebastian in 2015.



2019 - Echo
2015 - Sparrows
2011 - Volcano

Rúnar Rúnarsson's films at RIFF
2 Birds
A Glimpse of Iceland in EFA
Year: 2008
The film takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on...
A Glimpse of Iceland in EFA
Year: 2015
Sparrows is a coming-of-age story about the 16-year old boy Ari, who has been living with his...