LevelK Acquires Icelandic Gay Vampire Pic ‘Thirst’
LevelK has boarded the Icelandic gay vampire movie “Thirst” which will be screened at the Nordic Film Market.
“Thirst” directed by Gaukur Úlfarsson and Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, takes place in a small town where evil is lurking around and strange crimes and brutality frequently occur. The film follows Hulda, a woman who is suspected of being responsible for the death of her brother, Steindi, and is being investigated by the police. After being released from custody due to insufficient evidence, she has nowhere to turn to.
Lingering around in the cold, she befriends an elderly man who turns out to be a 1,000-year old, single and gay vampire who brings her brother to life, leading to terrible consequences.
“‘Thirst’ is totally unexpected, and one of the most entertaining and lively in-house screenings LevelK has ever had!,” said LevelK’s CEO and managing director Tine Klint.
The film is headlined by Hjörtur Sævar Steinason and cameos from well-known Icelandic actors, including Ingvar E. Sigurdsson (“Everest”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”), Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir (“Woman at War”) and Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir (“Black Mirror”). Read the full Variety exclusive here.