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When We Are Born

Director Mathieu ‘Moon’ Saura, Ólafur Arnalds
Choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir
Iceland 2021
25 minutes
A musical journey about rituals, relationships and our inner landscapes.

Synopsis

A collaboration between Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds and filmmaker Vincent Moon, When We Are Born is a journey about rituals, relationships and our inner landscapes. Filmed in Iceland in the summer of 2020 and based partly on Ólafur’s life, the work ultimately focuses on how we all move forward; a theme made especially potent in the times of disconnection and isolation it emerged from. The music of the film was recorded live on location and interpreted by choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and the Iceland Dance Company.

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A collaboration between Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds and filmmaker Vincent Moon, When We Are Born is a journey about rituals, relationships and our inner landscapes. Filmed in Iceland in the summer of 2020 and based partly on Ólafur’s life, the work ultimately focuses on how we all move forward; a theme made especially potent in the times of disconnection and isolation it emerged from. The music of the film was recorded live on location and interpreted by choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and the Iceland Dance Company.

Full credits

Section
Out of Competition
Director
Mathieu ‘Moon’ Saura, Ólafur Arnalds
Choreographer
Erna Ómarsdóttir
Production countries
Iceland
Production year
2021
Duration
25 minutes
Producer
Árni Þór Árnason, Eva Moari, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir, Stefan Demetriou

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