January 2019



Directed by: Joe Penna

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir

Synopsis: The sole survivor of a plane crash in an icy wasteland lives by his wits as he waits for help to arrive. But when a long-awaited rescue effort fails, he faces a life-or-death decision: remain in the relative safety of his camp and hope to be found, or embark on an arduous trek that may be the only hope for both him and a critically injured stranger. An official selection of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Arctic marks the feature debut of writer and director Joe Penna, creator of the innovative and popular YouTube channel MysteryGuitarMan.

Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale) delivers an engrossing tour de force performance as Overgård, a resourceful yet increasingly desperate man stranded in a remote, snow-covered wilderness. Filmed in Iceland under grueling conditions, Arctic is a captivating, white knuckle cinematic experience that explores our insurmountable will to survive and overcome.