INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Beautiful Beings
Berdreymi 2022 123 min.
Beautiful Beings

Icelandic director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson's second film, following the unforgettable Heartstone (2016), combines the poetics of initiation cinema with a dark story about a world defined by brutal violence and animalistic aggression. The film’s young characters have been left with emotional scars from their experiences at home and in their neighborhoods. 14-year-old Balli lives with his drug-addicted mother and everyone treats him like a freak; he’s physically and mentally abused at school. His first chance for a "normal" life comes unexpectedly when he meets three new friends. They’re violent and always looking for trouble, but they’re also loyal. Addi in particular shows a lot of empathy toward frequently-bullied Balli, perhaps because he struggles with his own demons every day, but also because he has inherited a gift of sensitivity and intuition from his mother. Addi's disturbing visions make it clear to the young protagonists that they’re at a crossroads, and it's up to them to decide whether to choose a more secure path or repeat their parents' mistakes and dive into chaos.

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Reżyseria
Reżyseria

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Scenariusz

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Zdjęcia

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Muzyka

Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Obsada

Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Anita Briem

Produkcja

Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/Czech Republic

Barwa
color
Nagrody
Berlin IFF – Europe Label Cinemas Award
Lista projekcji
03.05.2022
21:00
MOS - Sala duża
07.05.2022
11:00 MSC
MOS - Sala duża