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Lutheran priest Lucas has been assigned by the Church of Denmark to establish a parish in the barren wilds of Iceland. A foolhardy soul, he decides to take an arduous cross-country route, much to the annoyance of his guide and soon-to-be neighbour Ragnar, who even has to drag him to their destination when the priest falls from his horse. Undeterred, Lucas begins his work, but finds the locals less than receptive to his spiritual advances. All the while, Lucas remains both in awe of and unsettled by the beauty and indifference of the natural world. Just as he understands language to be a barrier between him and his potential congregation, so Lucas sees the landscape as a wildness he must tame.

Genre: Drama

Production Details

Directors: Hlynur Pálmason
Cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson

Technical Details

Length: 2hr 23mins
Certificate: 12A
Format: DCP
Language: Danish, Icelandic


Date: 7th April 2023

Distributor: Curzon
Contact: jamie.mendonca@curzon.com