Small Mountain/Heiðin, screened with The Last Farm/Síðasti bærinn

Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm & Saturday, December 12, 3 pm

Directed by Einar Þór Gunnlaugsson (2008). Set against a rugged landscape in a small community, Small Mountain tells the story of Emil, a local handyman, who is entrusted to take a sealed ballot box to the airport to be flown to the city for counting. As he starts his journey, Emil finds himself resolving a dispute between two young boys over a bicycle. Unbeknownst to him, his son Albert, a brooding young man, has returned to the village to confront his father over their fractured relationship. 95 min.

Preceded by The Last Farm/Síðasti bærinn

Directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson (2004). Situated in a remote valley where all the farms except one are abandoned, a farmer and his wife await the arrival of their daughter, who is to take them to a retirement home. The wife dies a few days before the two are scheduled to leave the farm. The farmer keeps the death a secret from his daughter and concocts a plan that is revealed in the last scene. 16 min.