Winter Brothers

Denmark, Iceland, 2017, 94 min.


Hlynur Pálmason


Julie Waltersdorph Hansen,
Per Damgaard Hansen,
Hlynur Pálmason


Hlynur Pálmason

Rights Holder

New Europe Film Sales


Maria Von Hausswolff


Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Peter Plaugborg, Lars Mikkelsen


Masterplan, Pictures ApS

During a cold winter two brothers work at a rural chalk-mining community. Younger brother, Emil, distills moonshine made from stolen chemicals from the factory. When a fellow worker becomes sick, the moonshine and Emil are prime suspects. Gradually a violent feud erupts between him and the tightly-knit mining community. Simultaneously, Emil feels betrayed by his brother when he finds out that the neighbor girl Anna, the subject of his unfulfilled desires, chooses his older brother instead of him. Revenge, loneliness, and lack of love pervade this modern brother odyssey.

2017 Locarno IFF (Switzerland) – Best Actor award, special mention of the Ecumenical Jury, Junior Jury Award, Europa Cinemas Label Award

Hlynur Pálmason

Artist and fimmaker, born in 1984 in Iceland. Graduated from the Danish National Film School. His graduation fim, A PAINTER (2013), won best short fim award at Odense IFF and Reykjavík IFF. His latest short fim, SEVEN BOATS (2014) premiered at Toronto IFF. His debut fim WINTER BROTHERS premiered in the main competition in Locarno in 2017. Currently is working on his second feature, A WHITE, WHITE DAY.