A man and a woman live with their flock of sheep on the outskirts of Iceland's most remote cape, where nothingness recedes. It is autumn, and Ulfar and his wife are visited by their grandchildren, who help them to drive the sheep from the hills to the farm for the last time. This experimental ethnography presents a way of life undertaken for the very last time in an almost tangible, hazy, steel-blue cinematic fabric.
A magnificent, captivating, moving and disturbing film. A masterpiece of observation from which one does not leave unscathed.
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Yrsa Roca Fannberg was born in Iceland, brought up in Sweden with Catalan heritage. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London (2000) and a Master’s Degree in Creative documentary from Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2009). Her first documentary Salóme (2014) won several awards, amongst them Best Nordic documentary at Nordisk Panorama. The Last Autumn (2019) is her first feature documentary, while her third feature documentary Across the Ocean is in pre-production stage. She founded her own production company Biti aptan Bæði in 2016. She also programmes monthly screenings of creative documentaries at Kling & Bang gallery in Reykjavik.