Reviews

  • Jul 29, 2021

    The Daughter: "Maybe it's time we put Þorgeir in a home." The Husband: "You already put him in a home." The Granddaughter: "Maybe it's time we put him in one where he can't get out."

    The Daughter: "Maybe it's time we put Þorgeir in a home." The Husband: "You already put him in a home." The Granddaughter: "Maybe it's time we put him in one where he can't get out."

  • Nov 03, 2020

    While Children of Nature is grounded in reality in its sad, honest depiction of the difficulties of old age, it is also a film that incorporates some truly mesmerizing magical realist scenes that all feature stunning imagery. Couple that with a strong sense of nostalgia, truly artistic cinematography (Iceland has never looked more authentic) and an otherworldly, unforgettable score and you've got here one of the best hidden gems of cinema, a movie that is both spiritual and enchanting while also incorporating some of the best directing and editing that I have ever seen. It's an undisputed masterpiece and a lyrical work of art that needs so much more attention from cinephiles.

    While Children of Nature is grounded in reality in its sad, honest depiction of the difficulties of old age, it is also a film that incorporates some truly mesmerizing magical realist scenes that all feature stunning imagery. Couple that with a strong sense of nostalgia, truly artistic cinematography (Iceland has never looked more authentic) and an otherworldly, unforgettable score and you've got here one of the best hidden gems of cinema, a movie that is both spiritual and enchanting while also incorporating some of the best directing and editing that I have ever seen. It's an undisputed masterpiece and a lyrical work of art that needs so much more attention from cinephiles.

  • Feb 22, 2009

    Excellent film about Old folks running away on a road trip across Iceland. Gorgeous, touching and all to a wonderful score by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.

    Excellent film about Old folks running away on a road trip across Iceland. Gorgeous, touching and all to a wonderful score by Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.