The Icelandic movie Heidin (English title: Small Mountain) has been selected to be screened at the 12th annual Shanghai International Film Festival, held in June this year. It’s the first ever Icelandic film to be screed at a major international film festival in China.
Small Mountain, described as “dramedy” in a Passport Pictures press release, will be included in the festival’s main program, which usually attracts more than 300,000 people. The invitation to participate is therefore considered a great credit to the film and to the film’s screenwriter and director Einar Thor.
Inspired by the story of Abraham and Isaac, Small Mountain focuses on a simple storyline. It reflects on faith and what is important in life, and the idea that although society changes, people don’t.
“This is an atmospheric feel-good movie, set against a rugged landscape in a small and remote community which has already had its share of social changes,” commented Einar Thor.
The 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as an A-list international film festival will take place from June 13 to 21 this year.