Beautiful Beings


63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

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 their 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?

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Script: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Editing: Andri Steinn Guðjónsson, Anders Skov
Sound: Jan Schermer
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Actors: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Aníta Briem
Production: Join Motion Pictures
Producers: Anton Máni Svansson
Co-production: Motor, Hobab, Film I Väst, Bastide Films, Negativ
Co-producers: Lise Orheim Stender, Jesper Morthorst, Nima Yousef, Peter Possne, Caroline Ljungberg, Linda Van Der Herberg, Jeroen Beker, Pavel Strnad
Costumes: Helga Rós Hannam
Production Design: Hulda Helgadóttir
Executive producer: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, Birgitta Björnsdóttir
Make Up: Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Czech Republic
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 123΄
Contact: New Europe Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Berlin Europa Cinemas Label Award – Berlin IFF 2022, FIPRESCI Award – Off Camera International Festival of Independent Cinema 2022, International New Talent Competition, Special Jury Prize – Taipei Film Festival 2022

Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Gudmundur Arnar graduated in Fine Art and studied screenwriting. His short films and feature debut have been showcased and awarded in numerous festivals. Among these accolades are Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and a nomination for the European Film Awards. His debut feature Heartstone premiered in the Venice Days Competition in 2016 and ended up collecting over 50 awards worldwide.


2013 Whale Valley (short)
2014 Artun (short)
2016 Heartstone
2022 Beautiful Beings