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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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Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
as Sigurour, Kristjan's Father
Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
as Pordis, Kristjan's Mother
Arni Fridriksson
as Beth's Father
Eyvindur Agust Runolfsson
as Ginger's Friend #1
Magnus Porri Jokulsson
as Ginger's Friend #2
Viktor Agustsson
as Ginger's Friend #3
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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.

September 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.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

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

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

April 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]

April 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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