Godland

The struggle between the strictures of religion and humankind’s brute animal nature plays out amid the beautifully forbidding landscapes of remote Iceland in this stunning psychological epic from director Hlynur Pálmason. In the late nineteenth century, Danish priest Lucas (Elliott Crosset Hove) makes the perilous trek to Iceland’s southeastern coast with the intention of establishing a church. There, the arrogant man of God finds his resolve tested as he confronts the harsh terrain, temptations of the flesh, and the reality of being an intruder in an unforgiving land. What unfolds is a transfixing journey into the heart of colonial darkness—one that’s attuned to both the majesty and the terrifying power of the natural world.

Godland

Film Info

  • Iceland, Denmark
  • 2022
  • 143 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Icelandic, Danish

INCLUDES

  • Meet the Filmmakers, a new interview with director Hlynur Pálmason
  • Trailer

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INCLUDES

  • Meet the Filmmakers, a new interview with director Hlynur Pálmason
  • Trailer
Godland
Cast
Elliott Crosset Hove
Lucas
Ingvar Sigurðsson
Ragnar
Vic Carmen Sonne
Anna
Jacob Hauberg Lohmann
Carl
Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir
Ida
Waage Sandø
Vincent
Hilmar Guðjónsson
Translator
Credits
Director
Hlynur Pálmason
Screenplay
Hlynur Pálmason
Cinematography
Maria von Hausswolff
Editing
Julius Krebs Damsbo
Production design
Frosti Friðriksson
Costume design
Nina Grønlund
Sound design
Björn Viktorsson
Sound design
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Music
Alex Zhang Hungtai
Production company
Snowglobe
In collaboration with
Join Motion Pictures
Coproduction company
Maneki Films
Coproduction company
Garagefilm International
Coproduction company
Film i Väst
Producer
Katrin Pors
Producer
Anton Máni Svansson
Producer
Eva Jakobsen
Producer
Mikkel Jersin
Coproducer
Didar Domehri
Coproducer
Mimmi Spång
Coproducer
Anthony Muir
Coproducer
Peter Possne
Coproducer
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson