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In a 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 face adulthood.

Our take

A sensorily-attuned coming-of-age debut from Iceland’s Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, this impressionistic tale of sexual awakening took home Venice’s Queer Lion. Beautifully performed, and in thrall to its unique landscapes, Heartstone is a thrillingly atmospheric ode to friendship and community.