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Mads Mikkelsen on Filming ‘Arctic’

Man in red parka enters an area of disturbed snow on a mountain top, gets to work clearing snow from the black rocky terrain using a metal pole and scraper, takes a deep sigh then walks toward a small orange-and-white plane. Camera pans up to reveal “SOS” marked out in giant letters, with said man a tiny speck on the landscape. So goes the trailer for “Arctic,” the debut feature film of Los Angeles-based Brazilian filmmaker and YouTube sensation Joe Penna.
A raw tale of survival, the film, which made the Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, in the Midnight Screenings section, stars Mads Mikkelsen and was shot in 19 days in Iceland. The Danish actor plays a researcher-explorer who becomes stranded in the icy wilderness after a plane crash, and who after a failed rescue mission is forced to decide whether to stay put or attempt to make his way out of the situation on foot. Newcomer Maria Thelma Smáradóttir is the only other human in the movie.
“The landscape is the main character of the film,” said Mikkelsen fresh from slipping into his bespoke Brioni suit at the Martinez hotel in the countdown to the film’s premiere on Thursday night. The actor took

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