Impressively original, auspiciously idiosyncratic debut.
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Winter Brothers

Hlynur Pálmason’s feature debut examines the lives of Johan and his younger brother Emil, two miners whose routines, habits, and rituals are ruptured by a violent feud with a neighboring family. Winner of four awards at the Locarno Film Festival including Best Actor Elliott Crosset Hove (Emil).

Winter Brothers is one of the more aesthetically idiosyncratic directorial debuts in recent memory." —Slant Magazine

"Pálmason seemingly reproduces in his work a process of electing a new place and making it his own, after stripping it from too recognizable attributes. And indeed, an acute sense of space and texture (ice, chalk, wood) helps involve us in the ritualistic life that so maddens Emil." - Aurélie Godet , Cinema Scope

Winter Brothers] already confirmed Pálmason and company as names to watch." - Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"It is a delicate, edgy work of art with a strong heart, which is just what an emerging filmmaker needs." - Vassilis Economou, Cineuropa

"Elements of craft and performance are very persuasive." - Allan Hunter, Screendaily

Played at

Monica Film Center, 7.20.18 - 7.26.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Danny King, Village Voice
Much of the tension of 'Winter Brothers' emerges from this clash of man and milieu: a wiry troublemaker imprinting havoc on a landscape of roiling machinery and perpetual snow. Emil’s isolation grows more intense after a batch of his hooch reportedly leaves a higher-up fatally ...