Peter Bradshaw skrifar í The Guardian um Hjartastein Guðmundar Arnars Guðmundssonar sem nú er sýnd í breskum kvikmyndahúsum og segir hana meðal annars eldheita ástarsögu með sterkum leik.
Bradshaw segir meðal annars:
A remote, wildly beautiful – and wonderfully shot – Icelandic village is the setting for this soulful, indulgent story of teen angst and teen sexuality, which is a feature debut for Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson.
It’s a long movie whose suppressed emotions hiss and steam like geysers and just occasionally there is something a little softcore about it: perhaps Larry Clark himself might have taken an interest in these semi-clad teens hanging out, together with the inevitable older male bullies, whose revolting behaviour is there to underline the importance and authenticity of Kristján and Thor and their feelings. Some tighter editing was needed, not merely in terms of length but in giving more emphasis to the older generation and to Thor’s sisters. But it is a fervent, intensely acted drama.
Sjá nánar hér: Heartstone review – fervent teen sexuality drama