The Nordic & Baltic Oscar Contenders series at Scandinavia House returns this season with screenings of films chosen by the Nordic & Baltic countries to compete for the Oscar nomination for the Best International Feature Film! On December 3, see Iceland’s official nomination for the 95th Academy Awards, Beautiful Beings (dir. Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Iceland, 2022); today’s screening is open to ASF Members and Academy Members only.
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 their 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?
“Radiant with violence and tenderness”—Variety
This screening will take place in-person at Scandinavia House in Victor Borge Hall.