First Official Trailer for Survival Film 'Arctic' Starring Mads Mikkelsen

January 3, 2019
Source: YouTube

Arctic Trailer

"She's running out of time… I have to find help." Bleecker Street Films has debuted the first official trailer for survival thriller Arctic, the feature debut of filmmaker Joe Penna. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year and it's one of the best survival movies ever made. Yes, seriously. It truly is. I first saw this at Cannes (read my review) and really loved it, and even though there have been plenty of terrific survival films over the years, this one jumps to the top of the shortlist as a realistic, enthralling, emotional, gripping film about the incredible strength it takes to survive in the cold. Mads Mikkelsen stars as the survivor of a plane crash in the arctic. The film also features Maria Thelma Smáradóttir as a helpless young woman he tries to save. This was filmed mostly in Iceland, and features a really wonderful score by composer Joe Trapanese. I highly recommend catching this film when it opens, one of my favorites from last year. Enjoy.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Joe Penna's Arctic, direct from Bleecker's YouTube:

Arctic Movie

Arctic Poster

From our review: "Despite familiar survival aspects, Arctic is an excellent and riveting film… It's not easy to make a survival film that is entirely believable and realistic. But [this] pulls that off… all the way through."

A man (Mads Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown in hopes of making it out alive. Arctic is directed by Brazil-born filmmaker Joe Penna, making his feature directorial debut after a few short films and music videos previously. The screenplay is co-written by Joe Penna & Ryan Morrison. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year in the Midnight section, and also played at the Melbourne, Deauville, Helsinki, Busan, and Adelaid Film Festivals. Bleecker Street will open Penna's Arctic in select US theaters starting February 1st, 2019 next month. First impression? Who's in already?

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You had me at Mads Mikkelsen. This looks awesome. Gonna check it out for sure.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 3, 2019


Following him since Valhalla Rising. And will keep on doing it ...

shiboleth on Jan 3, 2019


Yea, me too...Valhalla Rising...I loved that movie!...and he was a very big part of why I did. Great performance! To me, Mads M. is up there with Tom Hardy and Matthias Schonerarts as the best actors working today. Cheers!

thespiritbo on Jan 3, 2019


As so many times before, I have to agree with you, with your choice of actors and with your attitudes about Valhalla Rising. It was a bit hypnotic and surreal. Very good and intense film ... Cheers back ...

shiboleth on Jan 4, 2019


Yea, I could watch that movie again right now and it would still hold up for me. Very heavy flick with a lot of things in the spiritual/religion arena on it's mind. Just a very well done film on all fronts. Mads is the really, he was just so good in the film and never uttered a word!

thespiritbo on Jan 5, 2019


I remember watching it sometimes around midnight, being alone in the apartment. With silence surrounding the occasion. Very good experience ...

shiboleth on Jan 6, 2019


Dude. You should have followed him since King Arthur. JS!

Nemesis on Jan 11, 2019


I followed Keira Knightely in that sexy outfit there. But seriously, Valhalla Rising and that trash produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (if I'm not mistaking) are not comparable. Having said that, I did really noticed Mads before Valhalla Rising, but that film was something special and since that one I follow more closely he does. And I don't have many regrets about it. Anyway, thanks for the tip...

shiboleth on Jan 11, 2019


I'm quite surprised that MyteryGuitarMan directed this.

4chan on Jan 3, 2019


Arctic: shot entirely in Mad Mikkelsen's actual backyard

TheOct8pus on Jan 4, 2019

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