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Year: 2000
Cast: Hjalti Runar Jonsson, Hans Tittus Nakinge, Palmi Gestsson
Director: Gisli Snær Erlingsson
Country: Iceland
Language: Icelandic (English subtitles)
UK: 87 mins
UK Release Date: 22 March 2002 (Limited Release - London only)


Set in Northern Iceland a few hundred years ago this enchanting tale is about a small furry creature seen close to an Icelandic settlement and the paranoia and curiosity which ensue.

Thinking it's an ice demon, some of the locals arm themselves in order to dispose of this terrible menace, which they believe must be causing the snowstorms that have been plaguing them. After being rescued from an avalanche, 11 year-old Boas realises that the creature is in fact a boy who speaks a strange language and looks different from anyone else. When the villagers continue their hunt, the boys have to act quickly to prevent a potentially fatal conclusion.

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