Heartstone wins three awards in France

Heartstone tells a coming-of-age story set in a tiny Icelandic ...

Heartstone tells a coming-of-age story set in a tiny Icelandic village. Still/ Heartstone

Icelandic film Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) won three awards at the Premiers Plans film festival in Angers in France on Sunday. The film has received rave reviews in Iceland. 

Hearstone won awards for best film, audience award and young jury award. The film takes place in 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.

Hearstone was premiered at the Palm Springs film festival recently and will be shown at the Berlin film festival in February. 

Director and writer of Heartstone, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson.

Director and writer of Heartstone, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson. Stella Andrea

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