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Beautiful Beings

Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

Addi, a boy raised by a clairvoyant mother, decides to adopt a bullied misfit into his gang of outsiders. Left to their own devices, the boys explore aggression and violence but also learn about loyalty and love. As the group's behavior escalates towards life-threatening situations, Addi begins to experience a series of dreamlike visions. Can his newfound intuition guide him and his friends back to a safer path, or will they dive irrevocably into further violence?



Original title: Berdreymi
English title: Beautiful Beings
Genre: Drama

Director: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Script: Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
Producer: Anton Máni Svansson
Coproducers: Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Linda van der Herberg, Jeroen Beker, Nima Yousefi, Pavel Strnad

Director of photography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editor: Andri Steinn Gudjónsson
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Cast: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson
Sound design: Jan Schermer
Costume design: Helga Rós V. Hannam
Production design: Hulda Helgadóttir

Production company: Join Motion Pictures
Coproduction company: Motor Productions, Hobab, Film i Väst, Bastide Films, Negativ

Production format: ARRI Alexa HD
Screening format: DCP
Production countries: Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Czech Republic 
Production start date: August 2020
Length: 123 min.

International sales: New Europe Film Sales
Contact: Anton Máni Svansson -