The Last Farm
|The Last Farm|
|Directed by||Rúnar Rúnarsson|
|Produced by||Þórir Snær Sigurjónsson|
|Written by||Rúnar Rúnarsson|
|Starring||Jón Sigurbjörnsson: Hrafn
Kristjana Vagnsdóttir: Gróa
Siguður Skúlason: Jón
Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir: Lilja
Kjartan Bjargmundsson: Unnar
Arnheiður Steinþórsdóttir: Birta
|Music by||Kjartan Sveinsson|
|Edited by||Sigurbjörg Jónsdóttir|
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|Running time||18 minutes|
The Last Farm (Icelandic title Síðasti bærinn) is a live action short film. It was directed by Rúnar Rúnarsson, and stars Icelandic actor Jón Sigurbjörnsson. The film was scored by Kjartan Sveinsson, a keyboardist for the band Sigur Rós.
On January 31, 2006 it was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film but failed to win.
It was shot at an abandoned farm in the Westfjords in Iceland which can be visited easily. In fact a different tragedy happenend in this house and, people tell, was therefore the inspiration for this film.
His daughter Lilja as well as the delivery man Jón believe that the farmer Hrafn makes his house ready for winter because he and his wife Gróa should move into an elderly home. No one knows that Gróa has died already and he actually prepares the grave for himself and his wife. When his daughter arrives with her family at Hrafn's house he is already buried alive next to his wife. He used a mechanism of his little truck to pour soil at his wife's coffin and himself lying in a deep hole.
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