[Vinterbrødre], directed by Hlynur Pálmason, Denmark/ Iceland 2017, 100' (English friendly)
Take a breath of freezing air, ingest the snow – and let yourself go on the strangest winter journey you've ever experienced inside a cinema. Surrealistic, absurd, leaving behind traces of black humor on white snow, Hlynur Pálmason's film takes us to a mining settlement located in the middle of a forest. Two brothers, like in a classic fairy tale, live here. One of them, younger, makes moonshine, desperately longs for love, and repeats that everyone has their own dark side. In the world of film, its metaphor is the mine, where headlamps diffuse the darkness, in which the tension between working men grows quietly. Visionary, surprising, intensely interacting through its shots, Winter Brothers talk about what is hidden: about rivalry, aggression, the desire for revenge, which – extracted from the mine of the human soul – wounds and destroys. But also about what can stop this darkness.