Rúnar Rúnarsson’s film Sparrows (Þrestir) got yet another feather in its cap last Sunday, when it won the main prize in a so-called 1-2 Competition at the 31st Warsaw Film Festival. The “1-2” refers to a film being either the first or second of the competing director.
The jury awarded Sparrows the prize for its “masterfully and poetically crafted journey of an anti-hero, up to an unforgettable humanistic ending.”
Rúnar accepted the prize on location and called it a great honor and important for the film’s success.
Numerous film festivals have offered to screen the film, which won first prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain in September.
Sparrows has been playing in Icelandic theaters since Friday last week.
For your information, here is our review of the film.