‘A masterful, magnificently shot story of natural wonder, elemental beauty and human folly.’
LOS ANGELES TIMES
‘Spectacular, visceral and epic.’
The acclaimed new film from Iceland's Hlynur Pálmason, award-winning director of A White, White Day, is a breathtaking historical epic inspired by true events. In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, his mission and morality.
Pálmason captures the unwelcome priest’s perilous journey in haunting detail and artistry, with evocative cinematography from regular collaborator Maria von Hausswolff mirroring his characters’ obsession to document a strange new world. Godland draws us into a fascinating character study, which explores the colliding of worlds, ideas and language with enthralling impact.