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
Violet Crown 6 & 7
Director: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Runtime: 123 min
Featuring: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafi Frímannsson, Anita Briem, Ísgerður Elfa Gunnarsdóttir, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson