Emil and Johan are two brothers whose work takes them deep into a Danish limestone mine, a locale rendered as a fairy-tale netherworld. Life aboveground, meanwhile, features more familiar conflicts: Emil’s toxic homebrew may have made a co-worker fatally ill, while Johan’s decision to sleep with the object of Emil’s long-brewing desire sparks a fraternal fracas. Icelandic visual artist’s and filmmaker’s Hlynur Pálmason’s “Winter Brothers” has won 9 Robert Awards by the Danish Film Academy. It is by turns eerie and odd, beautiful and forbidding, and from start to finish utterly captivating. In short, the film is one of the most uniquely imaginative feature debuts in recent memory and well worth burrowing into.
DOP: Maria von Hausswolff
Original language: da, enSubtitles: enTranslation in headphones: lv