The Last Autumn

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Film Info
Country Listing:Iceland
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Labour & Working People
Northern Europe
Rural Live & Agriculture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Producer(s):Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Hanna Björk Valsdóttir
Editor(s):Federico Delpero Bejar
Writer(s):Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Elín Agla Bríem
Cinematography:Carlos Vásquez Méndez
Composer:Gyða Valtýsdóttir
Sound:Björn Viktorsson


In a remote part of Iceland, a long line of farmers has kept an ancient sheepherding tradition alive for centuries—year after year, season after season, in one of the most desolate parts of the world, framed by inhospitable terrain and the imposing presence of the Arctic Ocean. However, the world has evolved and the natural bounties and rituals are starting to give way to a more streamlined industrial complex. Farmer Úlfar has one final season left and must accept that his traditional way of life is coming to an end. Through stunning visuals and sombre nostalgia, The Last Autumn captures a beautiful place and time that, even as it fades, will linger in the cold air for centuries longer. Gabor Pertic

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The Changing Face of Europe