Godland trailer: Hlynur Pálmason’s Drama of Icelandic Faith

The latest film of “A White, White Day” director Hlynur Pálmason opens on February 3rd in New York and February 10th in Los Angeles.

It’s the end of the 19th century, and a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph the people – but the deeper he travels into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, mission and morality.

“Godland” is written and directed by Hlynur Pálmason, director of “Egy behér, behér nap” and “Winter Brothers”. Janus Films will release the acclaimed Icelandic film on February 3rd in New York and February 10th in Los Angeles, and IndieWire shares the exclusive trailer below.

Godland stars Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Vic Carmen Sonne, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Waage Sandø and Hilmar Guðjónsson. Crosset Hove stars Lucas, a Lutheran priest sent from Denmark to Iceland to oversee the establishment of a new parish church, but his faith is challenged by the harshness of rural life in Iceland, including being monolingual in Danish. speaker, unable to communicate with his Icelandic leader (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson).

More about the film from Variety’s review: “In “Istenország”, the Icelandic writer-director Hlynur Pálmason tries to see his homeland with external eyes, the way the Danes saw it, who lived in the Second World War. it was claimed and managed until World War II. Icelandic period plays often take place much earlier, à la “The Northman”, but this one – both visually striking and emotionally cold, in its almost Bressonian restraint – takes the country’s colonial past as its theme and contrasts it with the end of the 19th century. a man of faith against a force much stronger than him, like some arctic “There Will Be Blood” art house”

“Godland” has been nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes 2022. Elliott Crosset Hove was nominated for Best European Actor at the European Film Awards. The film has been screened at festivals from San Sebastian to London, Munich and Toronto.

Watch the exclusive trailer for “Godland” below.

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