The riveting Mads Mikkelsen stars in this debut film from Joe Penna, a Brazilian-born YouTube video artist, as a man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash who must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.
“[Arctic makes] effective use of both the star’s rugged persona and unforgiving Icelandic landscapes.” — Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times
“Mads Mikkelsen’s virtuoso performance as a downed pilot trying to survive in the harshest of environments is the warm heart of this ice-cold killer of a movie.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A fine reminder of how cinematic language can and should transcend the spoken word… a meticulous portrait of survival and human determination.” — Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison
Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir