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The Falcons

Víti í Vestmannaeyjum
Director: Bragi Thor Hinriksson
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The annual Icelandic children's football championship in the picturesque Westman Islands brings together plenty of players, including ten year old Jón and his team – the Falcons. But the tournament doesn't start the way the Falcon players had hoped – the referee pretends not to see a serious offence against them, and because of that they lose the game. Soon Jón and friends notice the offender from the opposing team has to face aggression himself... off the pitch. In true sporting spirit, they're there to help.

The football culture in Iceland is very strong, so this is Bragi Thor Hinriksson’s most challenging film so far. His works enjoy enormous box office success locally in Iceland and gain international recognition.

Curator's point of view: An exciting story where drama of sports films meets poetry of Icelandic cinema.

In the screening: Meeting with filmmakers