Film - CineMasters Competition Filmfest 2022


Directed by Hlynur Pálmason


Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Section: CineMasters Competition
Country: Denmark, France, Iceland, Sweden
Year: 2022
Language: Danish, Icelandic
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Vic Carmen Sonne, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir


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

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.


Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Director of Photography: Maria von Hausswolff
Film Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Composer: Alex Zhang Hungtai
Production Designer: Frosti Friðriksson
Costume Design: Nina Grønlund
Sound: Björn Viktorsson, Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Sound design: Björn Viktorsson & Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Producer: Katrin Pors, Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Production Company: Snowglobe, Join Motion Pictures
Co-Producer: Didar Domehri, Mimmi Spång, Anthony Muir, Peter Possne, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Co-Production Company: Maneki Films, Garagefilm, Film i Väst
World Sales: New Europe Film Sales