Godland (Vanskabte land)

Set in the late 19th century, this haunting psychological epic follows a young Danish priest who travels to Iceland’s southeastern coast to establish a church. Also an amateur photographer, he takes photos using the collodion wet-plate process that replaced the daguerreotype. However, the deeper he ventures into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, his mission, and morality. What unfolds is a transfixing journey into the heart of colonial darkness attuned to both the majesty and terrifying power of the natural world.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Godland (Vanskabte land)

Directed by Hlynur Pálmason
(Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden, 2022, 143 minutes, in Danish and Icelandic with English subtitles)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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