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The Icelandic/Danish feature film Winter Brothers has been selected for the main competition at the Locarno International Film Festival.

Set in a workers’ environment during a cold winter, the film follows two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family. A tale of lack of love, focusing on the younger brother Emil and his need to be loved and desired.

Most of Winter Brothers is shot on 16mm in a Danish limestone quarry, with Elliott Crosset Hove and Simon Sears playing the two brothers. The cast also includes Peter Plaugborg, Michael Brostrup, Victoria Carmen Sonne and Lars Mikkelsen. The film is directed by Hlynur Pálmason.

The Locarno International Film Festival takes place in Locarno, Switzerland, between the 2nd and the 12th of August 2017. Click here to view the festival website.