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VINTERBRØDRE / Winter Brothers

VINTERBRØDRE / Winter Brothers

First there is the darkness of a limestone mine, lit only by helmet flashlights and the occasional shower of flinty sparks from a pickax connecting with rock. And then there's the comparative dazzle of the processing plant, bleached white by a settling of lime dust and snow. Somehow these conflicting images are rendered equivalently bleak and scuzzy in Hlynur Pálmason's challenging, deeply weird and yet peculiarly compelling directorial debut, in which a tiny community of Danish workers, clustered around a factory in the middle of nowhere, feels so isolated and remote it could well be on the surface of the moon. (Jessica Kiang, Variety)

Hlynur Pálmason
Born in Iceland in 1984, Hlynur Pálmason, a visual artist and filmmaker, studied at the Danish National Film School. His graduation short “A Painter” (2013) won, among others, Best Short Film at Odense and Reykjavík, while his next short “Seven Boats” (2014) premiered at Toronto. “Winter Brothers” (2017) is his first feature.

Film Selection: Vinterbrødre (Winter Brothers, 2017) — Seven Boats (2014, short) — En maler (A Painter, 2013, short; CE’15)

Competition Fiction 2018

Hlynur Pálmason

Denmark / Iceland 2017
DCP / color
94 minutes
Danish / English

Maria Von Hausswolff
Julius Krebs Damsbo
Hans Christian Arnt Torp, Lars Halvorsen
Toke Brorson Odin
Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Peter Plaugborg, Lars Mikkelsen
Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason



Masterplan Pictures, Join Motion Pictures
World Sales

New Europe Film Sales

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere