• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Thursday Cinema:

Beautiful Beings (IS/DK/S/NL/CZ, 2022)

  1. PLATO Bauhaus, Janáčkova 22

123 min

In Icelandic with Czech subtitles

Admission fee to projections is included in the gallery admission.


A rough and magical coming of age on the Icelandic periphery. The film won the Europa Cinemas Label Award at this year's Berlinale. Curatorial selection by film critic Antonín Tesař.

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?


Directed by: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Screenplay: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Photography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Cast: Birgir Dagur Bjarkason, Áskell Einar Pálmason, Viktor Benóný Benediktsson, Snorri Rafn Frímannsson, Anita Briem a další
Edit: Andri Steinn
Costumes: Helga Rós V. Hannam