Ragnar Bragason at IFFR
Bragason has made an impressive diptych, inspired by Cassavetes, Godard and Leigh. Children is about a mother who desperately tries to keep custody of her three daughters, but doesn’t see how difficult life is for her son. And then her ex-husband turns up. Threatening, gripping and in black & white. (See also Parents)
Second part of a diptych (see also Children) is also a must-see on its own. Film shot in black & white with which the Icelander Bragason proves he deserves respect as a director. A painful and gripping story about chance encounters between a dentist, a businessman and a young mother, which bring to light untold secrets.
Equally dramatic as funny story about a girl who starts wearing her dead brother's heavy metal gear, becomes the village hell raiser and says she'll conquer the world. Latest film by productive Bragason, whose double film Children/Parents wowed Rotterdam in 2007.