The Last Autumn

Directed by Yrsa Roca Fannberg
Film Movement
2019
78 Minutes
Iceland
Icelandic
Documentary
Animals, Scandinavian, Women Directors
DVD $150.00
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PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
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More than a thousand autumns ago, humans arrived with their animals to a land pushed up against the Arctic Ocean. Autumns came and autumns went. Where the road ends, Úlfar, the last in a long line of farmers, lives with his wife. As autumn returns their grandchildren arrive from the city to attend the last herding of the flock. Next autumn farming will cease and all the sheep will be gone, but the landscape pushed up against the Arctic Ocean will continue to tell about that one Last Autumn at the end of the world.

"On the remote Icelandic coast sits a sheep farm tended to by a husband and wife who have lived off the land for years, but have decided that this will be the last season they spend with their shimmying, braying herd. With intimate attention to the couple’s routine, the landscape, and the well-loved animals that inhabit it, director Yrsa Roca Fannberg patiently observes the rhythm of this isolated homestead, one that cannot keep up with impending change, heralded through the radio that broadcasts the news during each meal." - San Francisco Int'l. Film Festival

  • Highest Rating
    "It’s a wistful film, depicting what could clearly be called the end of an era... as the whole family, including the city folk, gathers one more time to drive the sheep from the hills. It’s especially poignant as it’s quite clear that this kind of life brought these two people joy...."
    Marta Balaga, Cineuropa
  • Highest Rating
    "Emerging from this chaos like the newly-formed world from Ginnungagap, the film has an organic quality... destined to linger like the skeleton of an Autumn leaf long after the rest is gone."
    Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

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