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Directed by Hlynur Pálmason

April 28th, 2023 7:00 pm

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April 30th, 2023 1:00pm


The struggle between the strictures of religion and our own brute animal nature plays out amid the beautifully forbidding landscapes of remote Iceland in this stunning psychological epic from director Hlynur Pálmason. In the late nineteenth century, Danish priest Lucas (Elliott Crosset Hove) makes the perilous trek to Iceland’s southeastern coast with the intention of establishing a church. There, the arrogant man of God finds his resolve tested as he confronts the harsh terrain, temptations of the flesh, and the reality of being an intruder in an unforgiving land. What unfolds is a transfixing journey into the heart of colonial darkness attuned to both the majesty and terrifying power of the natural world.


Film Details

Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Studio: Janus
Running Time: 143 minutes
Country: Iceland
Release Year: 2022
Rated: Unrated


“One secret of this extraordinary film, and of its power to exhilarate: the shock of emotional vigor, arising from the continual rub of physical texture and effort.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker