Godland

Directed by Hlynur Pálmason
Iceland, Denmark2022
Friday, 4 November 22 - 9:00pm
@ Queen's Film Theatre
Too Late!

If you’ve never trekked across the fields, fjords and forbidding hills of Iceland in face-whipping winter winds, along comes Hlynur Pálmason‘s raw, ravishing Godland to make you feel like you have.

The Icelandic director expands on the scale and ambition of his already impressive 2019 revenge tale A White, White Day for this breathtaking late-19th-century period piece, following young, idealistic Danish priest Lucas (Elliott Crosset Hove) as he embarks on a challenging cross-country mission to establish a parish in a remote coastal community. In the process, his faith, hope and charity are all severely tested, as Pálmason ponders moral and spiritual questions as vast as the staggering landscapes the camera gazes upon. One of the clear standouts of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Godland cements Pálmason as one of the new titans of Scandi cinema.

Showings

Friday, 4 November 2022 - 9:00pm @ Queen's Film Theatre