When a teenage boy accepts a bullied outsider into his gang of outcasts, he has no idea that he is setting off a series of dreamlike visions.
- Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Czechia 2022
- 123 min.
Following his debut Heartstone (2016), which took home nearly forty festival awards, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson is back with another unsettling yet highly sensitive drama about the dark side of adolescence. The main protagonist of his new film is 14-year-old Addi, whose daily routine involves violence and aggression among children. The combative young boy decides to take a bullied classmate under his wing and introduces him to his gang of two other friends. They are all stronger than newcomer Balli, but they also have their own demons to fight. Guðmundsson once again shows his ability to depict the world of juveniles with all its beauties and cruelties, and again works with an excellent cast of actors.Read more
Berlin International Film Festival
2022 – Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Label Europa Cinemas)
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival
2022 – Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Grand Prix du Jury)
Taipei Film Festival
2022 – Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Special Jury Prize)