2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20


Wednesday, March 16
7:00PM - 8:16PM

Alamo Ritz 2
320 E 6th St

Hashtags: #sxsw #yarnmovie

The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colourful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all.

Section: SXGlobal
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Iceland
Language: English, Icelandic and Swedish with English Subtitles
Year: 2016
Runtime: 76min

Director: Una Lorenzen, Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard

Executive Producer: Krishan Arora

Producer: Heather Millard, Thordur Jonsson

Screenwriter: Krishan Arora, Barbara Kingsolver

Cinematographer: Iga Mikler

Editor: Thorunn Hafstad

Sound Designer: Hallur Ingolfsson

Music: Orn Eldjarn & Samuel LoopTok Andersson

Additional Credits: Animator: Una Lorenzen, Co-Producer: Marcin Marczyk, Narration, Writing: Barbara Kingsolver

Principal Cast: Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar, Olek, Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, Tilde Björfors of Cirkus Cikör, Barbara Kingsolver


Una Lorenzen is an Icelandic animation director living in Montreal, Canada. Using mixed media techniques she aims to create a unique visual experience in each project. Heather and Thordur are experienced film producers based in Reykjavik and have co-directed YARN with Una as a creative collaboration project.

Public Film Contact
Heather Millard
Compass Films
+35 (46) 93-5698, +44 (77) 9303-0475

Publicity Contact
Matt Hirsch



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