Tag Archives: Laufey Elíasdóttir

Marteinn Thorsson’s ‘Backyard Village’ (2021): A Film About Pain, Loss, and Human Connection

After spending over a year in the isolated, lonely world in the grips of the coronavirus, human connection feels more precious than ever. Marteinn Thorsson’s (Permille) Backyard Village tells the story of two lonely people at a crossroads in their lives who find solace in one another. Synopsis: Unable to …

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Icelandic Drama ‘BACKYARD VILLAGE’ International Premiere in Santa Barbara’s Nordic Cinema Competition


Icelandic filmmaker Marteinn Thorsson’s intimate drama BACKYARD VILLAGE will have its international premiere in the Nordic Cinema Competition for this year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (March 31-April 10). The film is Thorsson’s fourth feature—including the Karlovy Vary award winner XL (2013)—BACKYARD VILLAGE was shot in the filmmaker’s own backyard, …

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