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Beautiful Beings (2023)

Opens on February 10

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson Run Time: 123 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022

Starring: Áskell Einar Pálmason, Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Sunna Líf Arnarsdóttir, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson

Country: Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic
Language: Icelandic

About the film:

Official Selection, 2022 Berlin Film Festival
Iceland’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards

A teenage boy, raised by a mother who considers herself psychic, takes a bullied kid into his group of violent misfits. As the group’s troubles escalate toward life-threatening situations, an inner voice awakens in the boy and, with the help of his mother and his new friend, he manages to find his own path.

About the filmmaker:

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is an Icelandic film director and screenwriter. His short films have been presented at numerous festivals including Cannes and Venice. His debut feature Heartstone (2022) premiered in the Venice Days Competition in 2016 and went on to receive over 50 international awards. Beautiful Beings (2023) (Icelandic title: Berdreymi) is his second feature and Iceland’s official submission for Best International Feature at the 95th Academy Awards.

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