Original Name:Vanskabte Land
English Name: Godland
Year: 2022
Run Time: 143 Minutes
Language: Danish, Icelandic
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, France
Director: Hlynur Pálmason
Producer: Katrin Pors, Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobsen, Mikkel Jersin
Cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Vic Carmen Sonne, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Waage Sandø, Hilmar Guðjónsson
Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason
Cinematographer: Maria Von Hausswolff
Editor: Julius Krebs Damsbo
Sound Designer: Björn Viktorsson, Kristian Selin, Eidnes Andersen
Music Composer: Alex Zhang Hungtai
Production Company: Snowglobe, Join Motion Pictures
World Sales: New Europe Sales


  • Cannes Un Certain Regard
  • Toronto IFF
  • BF
  • London FF
  • San Sebastian IFF
  • Chicago IFF

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2022 Nest (Short)
  • 2019 A White, White Day
  • 2017 Winter Brothers
  • 2014 Seven Boats (Short)
  • 2013 A Painter (Short)
  • 2012 A Day Or Two (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Hlynur Pálmason

Hlynur Pálmason started out as a visual artist and evolved his career later into filmmaking by pursuing an education at the Danish National Film School, which he graduated from in 2013 with the award-winning short A Painter. Pálmason‘s feature debut Winter Brothers world premiered in the main competition of the Locarno Film Festival in 2017, where it won 4 awards. Since then it has been sold to over 20 territories and continued its festival success, winning over 30 awards. His second feature A White, White Day (2019) is selected at the Critics’ Week at Cannes.


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.