Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) Reviews

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September 28, 2017
Despite its need for serious narrative compression, this remains an emotionally authentic, often poignant look at growing up and growing aware.
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September 12, 2017
[A] thoughtful, lyrical, slightly over-deliberate tour of a beautiful teenage wasteland.
September 12, 2017
Despite its flaws, this is a well-acted, visually atmospheric debut that shows promise, casting a soulful gaze on awkward-age upheavals, gay and straight.
February 22, 2019
The focus on the boys' experiences is so resolute that elsewhere characterization does suffer in comparison.
February 2, 2019
The film packs an emotional punch, especially since it ventures further with its ending than most fare of its type.
November 3, 2018
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson brings to life a sympathetic journey of self-discovery and young love in a forbidding, hostile environment.
April 25, 2018
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's debut radiates talent... [Full Review in Spanish]
April 19, 2018
The ability to show the significant worth of a gentle caress amidst vital hell is an immense accomplishment. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 17, 2018
The best of Heartstone... is the performances of the kids, totally convincing and very authentic. [Full review in Spanish]
April 16, 2018
Many coming-of-age stories come out every year, but few manage to transmit the vulnerability and violence that define what is perhaps the most complicated and exciting stage of our journey through the world. [Full Review in Spanish]
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