The End

Director: Ragnar Kjartansson

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival


A soulful siren song lures the viewer into a magical surround-sound concert performed from five different locations in the majestic Canadian Rocky Mountains. Icelandic musician and performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s mesmerizing five-channel installation, The End, is a portal to another time and place, transporting the viewer to a sweeping expanse of alpine landscape where just two musicians, Kjaartansson and Davio Por Jonsson, fill the crisp snowy air with an evergreen tune performed by an entire ensemble of acoustic guitars, banjos, drums, and a grand piano.

Commissioned by the Center for Icelandic Art.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier
  • Film Type: Artist
  • Country: Iceland
  • Run Time: 30 min.
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