Nadav Kander photographed director, screenplay writer and set designer Robert Eggers for THE NEW YORKER. THE NORTHMAN is the new film with a world-class cast by the director of ‘The Witch’ or ‘The Lighthouse.’ The Viking epic, filmed in Ireland and Iceland, is an echo of the Amelth saga, which also served as the inspiration for Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’.
Viking Prince Amleth had to witness how his father was murdered by his uncle – and swears to exact bloody revenge. Appearing in the lead roles are Alexander Skarsgård as the son of King Aurvandil and Queen Gudrún (Ethan Hawke and Nicole Kidman), alongside the legendary Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) in the role of the slave Olga. Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk also makes a brilliant appearance in a role just made for her as Slav Witch.
We quote THE NEW YORKER : “Robert Eggers’s new movie – a loose pre-telling of ‘Hamlet’ involving longships, volcanoes, and the singer Björk’s first cinematic role in seventeen years – is out this month. Eggers’s previous films – ‘The Witch’ and ‘The Lighthouse’ – were claustrophobic, visionary works that blurred the boundary between the imagined and the real. With ‘The Northman’ and its $90 million budget, everyone is kind of, like, ‘If this isn’t ‘Gladiator’ or ‘Braveheart,’ we’re fucked’.”
Nadav Kander : “A pleasure to photograph Robert Eggers for The NewYorker. Who could forget ‘The Lighthouse.’ Amazing film. Thank you.”
Robert Eggers, who comes from New Hampshire, began his career in theater in New York City, where he staged experimental plays and was responsible for set design. He started to create his first short films in 2007, and in 2015, he made his feature film debut with the horror film ‘The Witch’, for which he was awarded Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival that same year.
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