Winter Brothers

  • Hlynur Pálmason
  • Denmark, Iceland
  • 2017
  • 94'
  • Vinterbrødre

An atmospheric story about two brothers, set in the frozen landscape of a mining community. Emil is an outsider, a freak accepted by the locals only grudgingly because of his more sociable and handsome brother Johan. In his free time, he produces illegal brandy with stolen factory chemicals and yearns for passion and belonging. When one worker gets ill, Emil and his brandy are the main suspects. And he gets betrayed by Johan – young Anna, whom Emil is in love with, has chosen his brother. Surrounded by the eerie, almost apocalyptic atmosphere of the industrial landscape filled with deafening sounds of factories and mines, Emil gradually loses control. Violence is inevitable. The film won a number of awards in Locarno, including the Leopard for Best Actor and the Europa Cinemas Label.

subtitles: HR, EN

Hlynur Pálmason

Born in 1984 in Iceland. He studied at the Danish National Film School. He has directed a number of shorts. His latest short film, Seven Boats (2014) premiered at the Toronto IFF. Winter Brothers is his debut feature.

Winter Brothers

Hlynur Pálmason
Hlynur Pálmason
Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Peter Plaugborg, Lars Mikkelsen
Maria Von Hausswolff
Julius Krebs Damsbo
Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason, Anton Máni Svansson
Masterplan Pictures ApS, Join Motion Pictures
Festivals & Awards
Locarno International Film Festival 2017 – Best Actor, Europa Cinemas Label, Junior Jury Award, Ecumenical Jury Special Mention; Toronto International Film Festival 2017

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