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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Godland (Vanskabte Land • Volga∂a Land)

Hlynur Pálmason

Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden

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Director's Biography

Hlynur Pálmason was born in Iceland in 1984. He started out as a visual artist and continued his career in filmmaking by pursuing education at the Danish National Film School. He lives and works in Iceland and Denmark with his wife and three children. His filmography includes the short films A Day or Two (2012), A Painter (2013), Seven Boats (2014), and Nest (2022), and three feature-length works: Winter Brothers (2017), A White, White Day (2019), and Godland (2022).

Danish, Icelandic
Mon 14 / 16h30 / Salle des Ambassadeurs
Fri 18 / 13h00 / Le Colisée

In the presence of the film crew

In the late nineteenth century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph the local people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission, and morality.

Director : Hlynur Pálmason
Producer : Katrin Pors, Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Screenwriter : Hlynur Pálmason
Cinematographer : Maria von Hausswolff
Production Designer : Frosti Fri∂riksson
Editor : Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound : Björn Viktosson, Kristian Selin Edines Andersen
Music : Alex Zhang Hungtai

Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Vic Carmen Sonne, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Waage Sandø, Hilmar Guðjónsson

Production Company : Snowglobe, Join Motion Pictures

International Sales : New Europe Film Sales


Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden






Danish, Icelandic