Archive of films Beautiful Beings / Berdreymi
Iceland / Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands / Czech Republic
2022, 123 min
The combative 14-year-old Addi takes a bullied classmate under his wing and introduces him to his gang of friends. Can a bully become a protector and vice versa? A disturbing yet highly sensitive drama about the reverse side of adolescence, the beauties and cruelties of childhood, and the dark twists and turns of male friendship.
Following his debut Heartstone (2016), which took home nearly forty festival awards, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is back with another unsettling yet highly sensitive drama about the dark side of adolescence. The main protagonist of his new film is 14-year-old Addi, whose daily routine involves violence and aggression among children. The combative young boy decides to take a bullied classmate under his wing and introduces him to his gang of two other friends. They are all stronger than newcomer Balli, but they also have their own demons to fight. Guðmundsson once again shows his ability to depict the world of juveniles with all its beauties and cruelties, and again works with an excellent cast of actors.
About the director
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (1982, Reykjavik). Filmography: Whale Valley (Hvalfjörður, 2013, short), Ártún (2014, short), Heartstone (Hjartasteinn, 2016), Beautiful Beings (Berdreymi, 2022).
About the film
|Director:||Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson|
|Screenplay:||Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson|
|Dir. of Photography:||Sturla Brandth Grøvlen|
|Music:||Kristian Eidnes Andersen|
|Editor:||Anders Skov, Andri Steinn Gudjónsson|
|Art Director:||Aron Martin Ásgerðarson|
|Producer:||Anton Máni Svansson|
|Production:||Joint Motion Pictures|
|Coproduction:||Motor, Hobab, Film i Väst, Bastide Films, Negativ|
|Cast:||Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Aníta Briem, Ísgerður Gunnarsdóttir|
|Sales:||New Europe Film Sales|
Anton Máni Svansson