U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Vic Carmen Sonne
Duration: 143 mins
"★★★★★ – Austere, emotionally taciturn and with shades of Bergman, Dreyer and Jan Troell’s The New Land" – CineVue
"★★★★ – savage yet spectacular epic hardship" – The Times
"★★★★ – Another elliptical and elemental treat from one of Europe’s great new filmmakers" – Little White Lies
★★★★★ – Guardian
Tasked with overseeing the construction of a new church in a Danish settlement, Lucas - a devoted but sheltered Lutheran priest - journeys across the sea from Denmark to a remote area of Iceland.
Accompanied by his proud Icelandic guide Ragnar, the harsh conditions and bleak weather test Lucas’ faith while the animosity of the local Icelandic community begins to grow.
A gripping film from the director of A White, White Day, Maria von Hausswolff’s exquisite cinematography captures the outstanding scenery of Iceland, both beautiful and terrifying in its indifference.
Danish/Icelandic with English subtitles