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by Graeme Maley


Acclaimed Scottish theatre director Graeme Maley makes an impressive transition to the big screen with this mean and moody thriller, which perfectly suits its remote and atmospheric Icelandic backdrop. Tourist Molly escapes her abusive husband Kurt, leaving him locked in their caravan and is helped by troubled local Solveig. Kurt escapes and is picked up by her lover Ari, who ends up taking him to Solveig’s nearby house. Secrets are revealed and violence never far away in this brooding drama.

international title: Pale Star
original title: Pale Star
country: Iceland, United Kingdom
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Graeme Maley
film run: 80'
screenplay: Graeme Maley
cast: Þrúður Vilhjálmsdóttir, Isabelle Joss, Þröstur Leó Gunnarsson, Iain Robertson, Freyja Björk Guðmundsdóttir
cinematography by: Arnar Thor Thorisson
film editing: Eiko Emersleben
music: Ólöf Arnalds
production: Vintage Pictures, Makar Productions
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