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BEAUTIFUL BEINGS

Original Title : Berdreymi
Director : Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Country : Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Czechia
Language : Icelandic
Duration : 123 minutes
Year : 2022
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Synopsis

Addi, a gifted boy raised by a clairvoyant mother, decides to adopt a bullied misfit into his gang of outsiders. Left to their own devices, the boys discover aggression, violence, loyalty, and love.

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Director

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson graduated from the Icelandic Arts Academy in Fine art. After graduation, he studied screenwriting in Denmark. His short films and feature debut have been selected for more than 200 festivals and won over 70 international awards, including accolades from the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, European Film Awards, and a nomination for the Nordic Council Film Prize. He developed and wrote his feature film Heartstone during a Cannes Cinéfondation Residency.

Cast

– Birgir Dagur Bjarkason
– Áskell Einar Pálmason
– Viktor Benóný Benediktsson

Crew

– Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
– Producer: Anton Máni Svansson
– Editor: Andri Steinn, Guðjónsson, Anders Skov
– Writer: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
– Dop: Sturla Brandth, Grøvlen
– Sound: Gijs den Hartogh
– Music: Kristian Eidnes , Andersen

Awards and Nominations

Berlin International Film Festival 2022
Winner – Label Europa Cinemas
Biografilm Festival 2022
Winner- Italian Critics SNCCI Award (Europe Beyond Borders)
Nominee- Palm Springs International Film Festival 2023 (Best Foreign Language Film)

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