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Directed by Hlynur Pálmason
138 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Direct from Cannes Un Certain Regard, award-winning Icelandic filmmaker Hlynur Pálmason’s new film is a stunning historical drama inspired by true events.
In the much-anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed hit A White, White Day, Godland tells the story of Lucas, a young Danish priest (Elliott Crosset Hove, Winter Brothers) who travels to a remote and largely unexplored part of Iceland in the late 19th century to build a church and photograph its landscape and people. On his journey across the breathtaking but dangerous landscape, the idealistic but naive young clergyman is aided by a translator as well as an Icelandic guide (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, A White, White Day; Trapped) with whom he cannot communicate. The deeper Lucas goes into the unforgiving terrain, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and his morality; with unexpected and shocking repercussions. Evocative cinematography by Pálmason’s regular collaborator Maria von Hausswolff captures Lucas’ perilous journey in haunting detail and artistry, mirroring his characters’ obsession to document a strange new world. Godland draws us into a fascinating character study, which explores the colliding of worlds, ideas and language with enthralling impact.  
This is a highly original work that goes beyond its theological aspects to explore more universal questions of mankind and our evanescent place in the world.


Sun 12 Feb
BCC Cinemas Casuarina Darwin
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Unclassified 15+
Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden
In Danish and Icelandic with English subtitles
Hlynur Pálmason
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