2022 – 67th Edition
Official section - Feature films

Beautiful Beings

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Iceland / Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands / Czech Republic
 - 2022
2nd film

Addi, a boy raised by a clairvoyant mother, decides to adopt a bullied misfit into his gang of outsiders. Left to their own devices, the boys explore aggression and violence but also learn about loyalty and love. As the group’s behavior escalates towards life-threatening situations, Addi begins to experience a series of dreamlike visions. Can his newfound intuition guide him and his friends back to a safer path, or will they dive irrevocably into further violence?

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Born in Reykjavik (Iceland) in 1982. He graduated from Iceland’s Academy of the Arts and then moved to Denmark and studied screenwriting. His four short films as a director participated in more than two hundred festivals and won more than fifty international awards, such as a special mention in the Official Selection at Cannes and a nomination at the European Film Awards for ‘Hvalfjörður’ (2013). After making his feature debut, ‘Heartstone’, during his time at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, the film premiered in competition at the Venice Days section of the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Queer Lion. His second feature film, ‘Beautiful Beings’ (2022), won the Europa Cinemas Label at the Berlin Festival.

Screenings

Thu. 27, 11:45
Público, prensa y acreditados
Thu. 27, 11:45
Público, prensa y acreditados
Thu. 27, 11:45
Público, prensa y acreditados
Thu. 27, 22:00
Thu. 27, 22:00
Thu. 27, 22:00
Fri. 28, 19:15
Fri. 28, 19:15
Fri. 28, 19:15

TECHNICAL DATA

DIRECTOR
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
SCREENPLAY
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
EDITOR
Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Anders Skov
SOUND
Maria Kramer, Jan Schermer, Björn Viktorsson
MUSIC
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
PRODUCED BY
Anton Máni Svansson, Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Nima Yousefi, Peter Possne, Caroline Ljungberg, Linda van der Herberg, Jeroen Beker, Pavel Strnad
PRODUCTION COMPANY
Join Motion Pictures, Motor, Hobab, Film i Väst, Bastide Films, Negativ
CAST
Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Aníta Briem, Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Kristín Ísold Jóhannesdóttir
RUNNING TIME
123 min.
FORMAT
Color
TYPE
Feature Film
COUNTRY
Iceland / Denmark / Sweden / Netherlands / Czech Republic
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2022
CONTACT
New Europe Film Sales
+48 600 173 205
IN SPAIN
Filmin
+34 932 418 525

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