Estonian premiere

Beautiful Beings

Local title
Ilusad olendid
Original title
Berdreymi
Director
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Country
Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic
Year
2022
Festival
22nd Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
Children's Rights Programme
Genre
drama
Subject
family relations, school bullying, friendship

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?

Age recommendation: 12+

Director
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Screenwriter
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Cast
Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Aníta Briem, Ísgerður Gunnarsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Producer
Anton Máni Svansson
Cinematographer
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Production designer
Hulda Helgadóttir
Editor
Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Anders Skov
Music
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Production
Join Motion Pictures, Motor, HOBAB, Film i Väst, Bastide Films, Negativ
World sales
New Europe Film Sales
Runtime
Language
Icelandic
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson graduated in Fine Art and studied screenwriting. His short films and feature debut have been showcased and awarded in numerous festivals. Among these accolades are Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. His debut feature Heartstone premiered in the Venice Days Competition in 2016 and ended up collecting over 50 awards worldwide.

Filmography
Heartstone (2016), Berdreymi (Beautiful Beings, 2022)

Screenings

7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening040501 / Ilusad olendid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
2nd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening061102 / Ilusad olendid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
3rd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening171201 / Ilusad olendid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
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