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Plot: In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.
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Beautifully filmed tribute to the Icelandic landscape and the people that used to live there
The film has some amazing imagery, it is intriguing, it has drama, mistery and above all, it shows the dominant force of nature, that is depicted as far more powerful than the ephemeral characters that try to make a living on earth.
I found it as an odd to nature, to specifically the Icelandic harsh but majestic natural landscape and to the way people used to respect this. It is a great movie in many ways.
However, it’s plot is slow-moving, the scenes are extremely long, do not expect to be entertained as it is the complete opposite of a fast-action, Hollywood-style movie. It is often rather boring and there is the real danger that the 2 hours and 23 minutes to pass rather slow to you as it did to me. I has the impression that the movie could have been just as deep and beautiful lasting only say 1 hours and 45 minutes.
A priest becomes a part of Iceland, but not in the way he desires
Iceland is terrible and beautiful.
A wooden trunk is uncovered with seven photographs in it from a hundred and fifty years ago in Iceland. The trunk belonged to a Danish priest who died there. Among the images are snow covered mountain ridges, a waterfall, glacier, and a portrait of a girl on a horse. Godland imagines the circumstances of how the photographs were taken.
A young Danish priest, Lucas, is assigned to a remote Icelandic village. He is told to adapt to the people and place, but because he is arrogant, he does neither. Against the advice of his guide and despite freezing rain and snow, Lucas insists upon going into the mountains and crossing a treacherous river. By the time they make it to his assigned village, Lucas is miserable, detested, isolated, and barely alive. Lucas is destined to become a part of Iceland, but not in the way he desires.
The sights and sounds of Godland are exquisite and resplendent. Listen to the women and birds singing, the ocean swells, the roar of a waterfall, a fierce river current, and volcano rumbling. Peer beneath the surface of the river, look across ice fields and canyons, see raindrops beginning to fall on smooth and sable stone, find your way through the thick fog, and gaze up close into a woman’s eyes.
One of Lucas’ greatest mistakes is seeing himself apart from nature, animals, and the local people. In showing the cycles of the seasons, and of life and death, Godland gently makes us aware of this crime. It is just one of the many wonders and complexities of this compelling, visually stunning, and thought-provoking film.
Godland premiered in Cannes and I saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Original Language is
Runtime 2 hr 23 min (143 min)
Director Hlynur Pálmason
Writer Hlynur Pálmason
Actors Ingvar Sigurdsson, Friðrik Friðriksson, Ísar Svan Gautason
Country Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden
Awards 6 wins & 10 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses (some shots)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema