37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Beautiful Beings

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2023 Oscar® Selection, Iceland

Addi, a teenage boy raised by a clairvoyant mother, is the nominal leader of a trio of misfits. Bored and aimless, the crew wander Reykjavik’s back streets, scale its dramatic heights, pick fights, and crash parties. When Addi recruits a bullied classmate into the tightknit group, the boys’ volatile dynamic is further destabilized—their small-time pranks escalate and become increasingly dangerous. Seeking a way out, Addi begins to tap into dream-like visions and a newfound intuition to guide his friends back to a safer path. Beautiful Beings explores the deep bonds of male adolescent friendships and how they are complicated in the face of aggression, violence, loyalty, and love.

“Finds tenderness in a cruel adolescent world” –Screen International, Wendy Ide


Thursday, November 3


9:00 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Runtime: 123 min

Year: 2022

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

Language: Icelandic

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafi Frímannsson, Anita Briem, Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson