In person: director Marius Holst and actor Stellan Skarsgård on Wednesday, April 27!
Based on a notorious uprising at a boys’ reform school in 1915 that required military intervention, Marius Holst’s island-bound epic is a grim study in adolescent rebellion and the rigors of regimentation. At the prison-like institution, the boys endure the rough-handed abuse of the school’s staff, who run the risk of pushing their charges over the edge. Starring Stellan Skarsgård as the school governor and a rugged young cast drawn heavily from nonprofessionals. Q&A with the director at both screenings.