Film Screening - Out of Thin Air and Q & A with the Director Dylan Howitt

24 October 2019 - 25 October 2019

18:30 - 21:00

RPS House
337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom


RPS Member£5.00 
Non RPS Member£8.00 
Information pack (PDF, 71.7 KB) →


Six people confess to two violent murders. But was it all in their heads? Iceland’s strangest ever criminal case, where nothing is as it seems.


OUT OF THIN AIR is a real life psychological thriller blending powerful first person testimony, contemporary archive, and dramatic reconstruction to bring to life an iconic tale.


A British – Icelandic co-production for BBC Storyville and Netflix, the film features cinematography by Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson (Trapped, Woman at War, Of Horses and Men) and music fromOlafur Arnolds (Broadchurch).


FINANCIAL TIMES: 'A tautly constructed documentary that combines all the thrills of Scandi noir with the frisson of reality.' ★★★★


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: ‘Haunting, stylishly executed, gorgeously photographed.’


SCREEN DAILY: ‘Director Dylan Howitt combines diligent detective work with dramatic reconstructions that have the look and tension of a fictional Scandi noir-style crime story. The result is a documentary that becomes a fascinating, compelling thriller in its own right.’


DYLAN HOWITT is a filmmaker with many years of experience telling compelling stories from all around the world. He's directed, filmed and edited for television, commercial clients, activist groups and independently. ‘Out of Thin Air’ is his first feature film.


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