When the Light Breaks

By

Rúnar Rúnarsson

With: Elín Hall, Mikael Kaaber, Katla Njálsdóttir, Baldur Einarsson, Ágúst Wigum, Gunnar Hrafn Kristjánsson

When the light breaks on a long summer’s day in Iceland. From one sunset to another, Una, a young art student encounters love, friendship, sorrow and beauty.

Festivals & Awards

2024 Cannes Film Festival – Opening Film of Un Certain Regard

Festival du Film de Cabourg 2024 – Prix du Jury Jeunesse

Karlovy Vary IFF 2024 – Horizons

FilmFest München 2024 – Cinemasters Competition

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Press

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“A Maelstrom of Youthful Emotion”

– Guy Lodge – Variety

 

“There’s always a playfulness alongside the poeticism of Rúnarsson’s work”

– Fionnuala Halligan – Screendaily

 

“True and poignant”

– Stephanie Bunbury – Deadline

 

“Taut, affecting”

– Adam Solomons – IndieWire

Original title: Ljósbrot

Production: COMPASS FILMS | HALIBUT — REVOLVER AMSTERDAM — MP FILM — EAUX VIVES PRODUCTIONS | JOUR2FETE

Nationality: ICELAND — NETHERLANDS — CROATIA — FRANCE

Year of production: 2024

Running time: 82

Language: Icelandic

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