The Last Farm

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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
Release date
Running time
18 minutes
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic

The Last Farm (Icelandic title Síðasti bærinn) is a 2004 Icelandic 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.

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.

It was nominated for the 2005 Academy Award for Live Action Short Film but failed to win.


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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