Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) (2017)



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A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

Despite its need for serious narrative compression, this remains an emotionally authentic, often poignant look at growing up and growing aware.

Sep 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

[A] thoughtful, lyrical, slightly over-deliberate tour of a beautiful teenage wasteland.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson brings to life a sympathetic journey of self-discovery and young love in a forbidding, hostile environment.

Nov 3, 2018 | Rating: 8 | Full Review…

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's debut radiates talent... [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The ability to show the significant worth of a gentle caress amidst vital hell is an immense accomplishment. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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