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)

Director's Biography
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 / Island 2017
94 minutes
Danish / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Hlynur Pálmason
Cinematography Maria Von Hausswolff
Editing Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound/Sounddesign Hans Christian Arnt Torp, Lars Halvorsen
Music Toke Brorson Odin
With Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Peter Plaugborg, Lars Mikkelsen
Producer(s) Julie Waltersdorph Hansen, Per Damgaard Hansen, Hlynur Pálmason
Masterplan Pictures, Join Motion Pictures
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere