Moody, often magical Icelandic drama

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Falcons

OPENS JULY 9, CERT 15, 95 MINS

Half the population of Iceland saw Fridrik Thor Fridriksson’s last film, Angels Of The Universe. Okay, so the Icelandic population’s small, but that gives you some indication of the esteem in which he’s held there. His main influence is Kurosawa. This, then, is no explosive thrill ride but melancholy art house cinema of the highest order.

Keith Carradine plays Simon, a man who’s spent too much time in US jails, taken too many blows and can’t face any more. He returns to Iceland, his ancestral homeland, to consider suicide. Then fate introduces him to free spirit Dua (Margr