Vala Hafstað hjá Iceland Review gefur Þröstum Rúnars Rúnarssonar fimm stjörnur af fimm og segir hana undurfallega mynd með djúpan skilning á mannssálinni.
Vala segir meðal annars:
What makes Sparrows stand out as a work of art is its filming. Surely, the landscape is majestic, but there is just as much beauty in the close-ups and the brilliant use of windows, mirrors and reflection. The close-ups of mother and son, father and son, boy and girl, are memorable, as are the ugliest scenes, where the viewer is spared some of the horror by the use of frames and mirrors. The second scene of violence, though, could have had as strong an effect without being quite so visible.
Art in the form of song is a recurrent theme in Sparrows. It’s a constant source of peace and serenity, hope and consolation, regardless of the setting. It’s a reminder that even on our darkest days, life always offers a ray of hope.
With Sparrows, Rúnar Rúnarsson has shown that he is no fledgling in the world of film. He has succeeded in making a highly artistic movie that digs deep into human emotions, explores the imperfections of man, the complexity of reaching adulthood, and our constant search for shelter and serenity. With this work, Rúnar has proven his ability to soar among filmmakers.
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