Echo(Icelandic, Amazon Prime)
Director, screenplay: Rúnar Rúnarsson. Camera (color): Sophia Olsson. Editor: Jacob Secher Schulsinger. Music: Kjartan Sveinsson.
Echo Review: Seek this one out the soonest, if you are fan of unorthodox cinema. Films that dare to push the envelope so far the narrative topples over the precipice into the abyss where we the audience are supposed to look for meanings that do not make themselves evident immediately.
For example, why is Echo , the Icelandic masterpiece by Runar Runarsson/ shaped like a shapeless souvenir , the one that won’t fit on your mantelpiece. Dammit , it won’t even stand steady on the surface.
As we grope for some semblance of a centre to the goings on in Echo it becomes clearer than ever this is a celebration of the opposite of integration. 56 …