Beautiful Beings

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 the group's 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?

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    April 22, 2022, Háskólabíó, Smárabíó, Laugarásbíó, Borgarbíó
  • International Premiere Date
    February 11, 2022, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Genre
  • Length
    123 min.
  • Language
  • Original Title
  • International Title
    Beautiful Beings
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Czech Republic
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP, English subs

Company Credits


  • 2022
    Istanbul Film Festival
  • 2022
    OFF Camera Film Festival - Award: The FIPRESCI Award
  • 2022
    Crossing Europe Film Festival
  • 2022
    Pink Apple Film Festival LGBT
  • 2022
    Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara - Award: Received an award for best performance
  • 2022
    Biografilm Festival - Award: Received the SNCCI Italian Critics Award
  • 2022
    Kranj Actors Film Festival - Award: The main cast received the Golden Apple Grand Prix
  • 2022
    Transilvania International Film Festival - Award: Guðmundur Arnar received the best director award
  • 2022
    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 2022
    Taipei International Film Festival - Award: Special Jury Prize
  • 2022
    Berlin International Film Festival - Panorama - Award: Europa Cinemas Label prize as Best European film in the Panorama section