Cinema of the world


Director : Hlynur Pálmason
Country : Iceland, Denmark, France, Sweden
Language : Icelandic, Danish
Duration : 143 minutes
Year : 2022 minutes
Cinema of the world


At the end of the 19th century, a young Danish priest is sent to a remote part of Iceland. The deeper he travels into the Icelandic landscape, the more he loses a sense of his own reality, his mission and his sense of duty.

Hlynur Pálmason


Hlynur Pálmason (born 30 September 1984) is an Icelandic film director and screenwriter.
A native of Hornafjörður, Iceland, he studied film at the National Film School of Denmark.

His debut feature film Winter Brothers (Vinterbrødre) debuted at the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, and went on to win the Bodil Award for Best Danish Film and the Robert Award for Best Danish Film, with Pálmason also winning the Robert Award for Best Director.

His second feature film, A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur), was selected to screen in the International Critics’ Week section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and was selected as Iceland’s submission for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020


– Elliott Crosset Hove
– Ingvar Sigurdsson
– Vic Carmen Sonne


– Director: Hlynur Pálmason
– Producer: Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin, Anton Máni
– Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
– Writer: Hlynur Pálmason
– Dop: Maria von, Hausswolff
– Sound: Jacob Davidsen
– Music: Alex Zhang Hungtai

Awards and Nominations

Chicago International Film Festival 2022
Winner – Gold Hugo – Hlynur Palmason-
Best Feature
Winner– Silver Hugo – Best
Maria von Hausswolff

Danish Film Awards 2023
Best Costume Design – Nina Grønlund
Nominee – Munich Film Festival 2022
Best International Film