20 June 2019 6pm
concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 96 mins
Director: Joe Penna
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir
A chilling story of survival, Arctic sees Mads Mikkelsen crashlanded in the arctic circle, tending to another injured survivor, catching fish and desperately seeking salvation.
When it becomes apparent that help isn’t coming, he sets out on the gruelling journey across the ice.
Creating incredible tension from the detail of performing simple tasks in punishing conditions, Arctic is tense, lean and a brilliant showcase for Mads Mikkelsen’s laconic charms.
“Brazilian director Joe Penna, a former viral YouTube star, seems to relish the chance to stretch out and slow down, training the focus of his almost John Carpenter-esque feature debut (shot in gorgeous Icelandic locations) on small acts of process.” ★★★★ – Time Out
“There are no cut corners, no overly blatant only-in-the-movies gambits. Mikkelsen’s stranded pilot has little to rely on beyond his will, so we feel at every step that he could truly be us.” – Variety
“Arctic is elegantly shot, crisp and unfussy, and seamless in its near-invisible use of digital effects, creating a persuasive you-are-there feeling that’s rare in these days of flashy CG thrills.” – Hollywood Reporter