Robert Eggers’ The Northman Announced For SWIFF’22 Opening Night Gala

SWIFF’22 has announced The Northman, directed by acclaimed director Robert Eggers (The Witch, The Lighthouse) as the feature for the Opening Night Gala, marking the start of the Festival on Thursday 21st April. 

One of the most highly anticipated films of 2022, The Northman is a Viking revenge thriller that tells the tale of a young prince, Amleth, played by Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood), on a quest to avenge his father’s murder and save his mother from his traitorous uncle.

The film features a formidable cast including Oscar-nominated actors, Nicole Kidman (Destroyer – SWIFF’19), Ethan Hawke (The Truth – SWIFF ‘20), and Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse), as well as Grammy-nominated musician, Björk (Dancer in the Dark, Best Actress Cannes 2002).

The Opening Night Gala will lead off a 16-day, 130-session strong music, and film line-up. Tickets are now on sale. The full SWIFF’22 program is to be announced on March 18th.