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Northern Comfort
Australian Premiere

Northern Comfort

A special forces veteran, an uptight property developer, an influencer with half a million followers and an incompetent instructor are thrown together on a high-end fear of flying course. The course’s final challenge is an experience flight from London to Iceland, which ends up being a horrendous ordeal. Lost in Iceland, freezing and terrified, they must find a way of facing their fears and working together to spread their wings... and fly.

Festival favourite Timothy Spall leads a diverse ensemble in this comedy of errors that recalls the cinema of Ruben Östlund, Spall excels deploying his requites curmudgeon style at above and on land in this turbulent laugh out loud narrative.

Combining human drama and absurdist comedy against the stunning backdrop of Iceland, for his first English language film, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson has crafted a satirical sojourn that propels us to examine our fears of the unknown along with a message extoling the virtues of engaging and learning from others to better ourselves.

2023 | 97 min | UK, Iceland | Comedy
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Cast: Timothy Spall, Ella Rumpf, Sverrir Gudnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Emun Elliott, Lydia Leonard, Rob Delaney, Simon Manyonda
It’s always fun to see Spall adding some sinister, all-too-serious personality to any character.
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Festivals and Awards

SXSW Film Festival 2023
Munich Film Festival 2023