Vinterbrødre (Winter Brothers)
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Denmark /Iceland
Year: 2017


Vinterbrødre (Winter Brothers)

color/94 minutes

Director: Hlynur Pálmason. Screenplay: Hlynur Pálmason. Cinematography: Maria Von Hausswolff. Editing: Julius Krebs Damsbo. Music: Toke Brorson. Cast: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Peter Plaugborg, Lars Mikkelsen.

A brother odyssey set in a rural chalk-mining community during a cold winter. We follow two brothers working in this harsh environment focusing on the younger brother Emil, who distills moonshine made from stolen chemicals from the factory. Emil is an outsider, an oddball, who made a conscious choice for loneliness and is only accepted by the mining community due to his older brother Johan. Emil longs for passion, for being wanted and loved. 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. Parallelly, 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.

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Hlynur Pálmason

Hlynur Pálmason is an artist/filmmaker born in 1984 in Iceland. He started out as a visual artist and continued his career in filmmaking by pursuing education at the Danish National Film School. Hlynur lives in Copenhagen.






2012 En Dag Eller To (A Day Or Two) (Short)
2013 En Maler (A Painter) (Short)
2014 Seven Boats (Short)
2017 Winter Brothers