A vivid period drama in which one man’s divine mission collides with Iceland’s spiritually charged natural environment.
In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its congregation. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the further he strays from his purpose, his mission, and morality.
Meet the director
Hlynur Pálmason started out as a visual artist before attending the Danish National Film School. In 2013 he graduated with his award-winning short film A PAINTER. His first feature film, WINTER BROTHERS, had its world premiere in the main competition at Locarno, where it received four awards. His second feature, WHITE, WHITE DAY, was invited to Cannes for the 58th Semaine de la Critique, where it received critical acclaim. The film was chosen as Iceland’s entry for an Academy Award.