Arctic

Arctic

Arctic

Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt) leads this almost dialogue-free survival drama as a man stranded in the Arctic with a life-or-death decision to make. Nominated for the Golden Camera at Cannes 2018.

"The film follows a man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation." (Cannes Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Offensive language & content that may disturb97 minsIceland
DramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

[Penna] doesn’t wow you (though the film, in its level way, is elegantly shot). But he doesn’t cheat you, either, so you come to trust the gravity of his nuts-and-bolts storytelling.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Mikkelsen takes commanding centre stage in a guilty-pleasure survival drama with global ambitions.

4.0
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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is Penna’s debut feature, and he has set himself a high bar which he just about scrapes over, with Mikkelsen giving the entire project a super-strength leg up.

3.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mikkelsen hurls himself into proceedings. It’s a performance of intense commitment, one where every grunt and yowl feels agonisingly authentic.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

One man's struggle for survival is served straight-up and well-chilled in Brazilian YouTube phenomenon Joe Penna's debut feature.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Arctic works because it’s so believable. The movie never cheats or takes shortcuts.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

[Penna] doesn’t wow you (though the film, in its level way, is elegantly shot). But he doesn’t cheat you, either, so you come to trust the gravity of his nuts-and-bolts storytelling.

0
The Times

The Times

press

Mikkelsen takes commanding centre stage in a guilty-pleasure survival drama with global ambitions.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

This is Penna’s debut feature, and he has set himself a high bar which he just about scrapes over, with Mikkelsen giving the entire project a super-strength leg up.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mikkelsen hurls himself into proceedings. It’s a performance of intense commitment, one where every grunt and yowl feels agonisingly authentic.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

One man's struggle for survival is served straight-up and well-chilled in Brazilian YouTube phenomenon Joe Penna's debut feature.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Arctic works because it’s so believable. The movie never cheats or takes shortcuts.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0