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Godland Cinema at Scandinavia House


WED—March 29—7 PM
$13 ($8 ASF Members)
143 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles

“Absolutely breathtaking…both terrifying and beautiful” (Austin Chronicle) — see the stunning new psychological epic Godland (dir. Hlynur Pálmason, Iceland, 2022) at Scandinavia House!

Religion and brute animal nature battle one another amid the beautifully forbidding landscapes of remote late 19th-century Iceland in this drama following Danish priest Lucas (Elliott Crosset Hove), who makes the perilous trek to the nation’s southeastern coast with the intention of establishing a church. There, the arrogant man of God finds his resolve tested as he confronts the harsh terrain, temptations of the flesh, and the reality of being an intruder in an unforgiving land. What unfolds is a transfixing journey into the heart of colonial darkness attuned to both the majesty and terrifying power of the natural world.

“Pálmason has enlisted us for a voyage of visual splendor, as terrifying as it is breathtaking” (IndieWire)


About the Director

Hlynur Pálmason is an artist and filmmaker who was born in 1984 in Iceland. He started out as a visual artist and went on to pursue an education at the National Film School of Denmark.

Pálmason lives and works in Iceland and Denmark with his wife and three children.

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