Palace Nova Cinemas from 9 July. Preview screenings from 2 July
Review by Geoff Jenke
In a remote Icelandic town, an off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man of having had an affair with his late wife, who died in a tragic accident two years earlier. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
Actor Ingvar Sigurdsson plays the lead role of Police Chief Ingimundur. Ingvar, while having starred in many stage performances, has also been seen in the movies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Justice League and also Everest.
The movie begins with a car careering of the road, through a crash barrier, down into oblivion. We are then treated to a series of shots of what appears to be a deserted house over a lot of frames depicting a lot of time passing. Seasons pass and eventually we see some work is being done on the house. It is an intriguing start to the film as we try to figure out the connection between the obvious death of the person in the car and the life being given to the house.
It is Ingvar doing up the old house for his daughter and there is a loving connection between Ingvar and his 9-year-old granddaughter, Salka. But all the time Ingvar is unravelling, spiralling downhill, despite having counselling.
With cinema’s slowly opening, but few Hollywood blockbusters around at the moment, this is a good film to open the “season”. A story of grief, revenge and un-conditional love. A little strange, slow burning, meandering and atmospheric film that will have you thinking about the ending long after you get home.
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