The ever intense Mads Mikkelsen (Men & Chicken, SWIFF 2017) turns in one of his career bests, as a man trying to escape the harsh arctic circle in this teeth-chattering survival thriller.
A downed plane. A rescue gone awry. A prowling polar bear. When pilot Overgård (Mikkelsen) realises that his long-awaited rescue isn't coming, he must face the unforgiving reality of surviving life in the arctic circle.
The debut feature from Brazilian Youtube sensation, Joe Penna, does away with backstory and character arc, instead, provides a thrilling study of a man pushed to the outer limits (quite literally for Mikkelsen).
The product of a gruelling 19 day shoot, Arctic is a masterful work of stark realism and tension that will leave you poised on the icy edge of your seats.
"A performance of intense commitment, one where every grunt and yowl feels agonisingly authentic.” -The Guardian