Archive of films Godland / Vanskabte Land / Volaða Land

Denmark / Iceland / France / Sweden
2022, 143 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2022

In the late 19th century Lucas, a Danish missionary brimming with ambition and ideals, sets off on a journey to a remote part of Iceland to help finish the construction of a church and to photograph the local inhabitants. What appears to be a predictable pilgrimage, however, gradually becomes an unexpectedly intense encounter with the landscape and the forces of nature. For many the absolute pinnacle of this year’s festival in Cannes, the stunningly composed drama with its truly enchanting images was created by consummate talent of contemporary film, Hlynur Pálmason (A White, White Day).


Synopsis

In the late 19th century Lucas, a Danish missionary (Elliott Crosset Hove) brimming with ambition and ideals, sets off on a journey to a remote part of Iceland to help finish the construction of a church and to photograph the local inhabitants. However, the ostensibly predictable pilgrimage, on which he has to rely on the unconventional guide Ragnar (Ingvar Sigurðsson), gradually becomes an unexpectedly intense encounter with the landscape and the forces of nature. For many – including the author of this text – the film was the absolute pinnacle of this year’s festival in Cannes: a stunningly composed drama with truly enchanting images, created by consummate talent of contemporary world film, Hlynur Pálmason (A White, White Day), whose short piece Nest is being screened in the Imagina section.

Karel Och

About the director

Hlynur Pálmason (1984, Hornafjörður, Iceland). Filmography: A Day or Two (En dag eller to, 2012, short), A Painter (En maler, 2013, short), Seven Boats (2014, short), Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre, 2017), A White, White Day (Hvítur, hvítur dagur, 2019), Godland (Vanskabte Land / Volaða Land, 2022).

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Dir. of Photography: Maria von Hausswolff
Music: Alex Zhang Hungtai
Sound: Björn Viktorsson, Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Art Director: Frosti Friðriksson
Producer: Katrin Pors, Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Production: Snowglobe
Coproduction: Join Motion Pictures, Maneki Films, Garagefilm, Film I Väst
Cast: Ingvar Sigurðsson, Elliott Crosset Hove, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Hilmar Guðjónsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Jacob Lohmann, Waage Sandø
Sales: New Europe Film Sales
Distributor: Vertigo International

Guests

Hlynur Pálmason

Film Director

Katrin Pors

Producer


Anton Máni Svansson

Producer

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