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Heartstone (2017)Heartstone (2017)

Heartstone (2017)

Self-discovery and coming-of-age in a remote Icelandic village

Drama, Romance

7.4

movie

Denmark, Iceland

Icelandic

Slice-of-Life

2017

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Baldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Valsdóttir

129 min

Synopsis

A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of Iceland takes back its rights, it's time to leave the playground and face adulthood.

Our Take

7.4
Bilal Zouheir

This coming-of-age drama is set in a remote fishing village in Iceland. It follows a group of boys during a summer who catch a break from the harsh Icelandic nature. They spend a lot of time outdoors bonding together and discovering themselves.

One of the boys develops feelings for his best friend, Kristian, while Kristian chases a girl.

Watching the boys wrestle with their growth in this wasteland playground is amazing, but the shots of fjords, beautiful coastline, and living so in touch with nature, all of that almost steals the show.

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