It was back in 2012 that Icelandic director Oskar Thor Axelsson burst on to the scene with crime thriller Black's Game. Boasting Nicolas Winding Refn as a producer Black's Game seemed to herald the arrival of a major new talent and we've been waiting on another feature from him ever since. It's not that Axelsson hasn't been working - he directed a very significant portion of Baltasar Kormakur's international hit TV series Trapped, for example - but sometimes the wheels move slowly and he's just back in the feature world now with I Remember You.
Adapted from the novel by Yrsa Sigurdardottir I Remember You is an intriguing beast, a combination of Nordic Noir style crime thriller and superntural ghost story.
An older lady hangs herself inside a church in the remote Westfjords of Iceland. This leads to an investigation into a number of strange deaths of elderly people in the region. Freyr, the new psychiatrist in town, further finds out, that the deceased woman was obsessed with the disappearance of his 7-year-old son, who disappeared without a trace three years prior. Across the bay in an abandoned village, three city dwellers are restoring a house when supernatural things start occurring. The two stories gradually intertwine and it turns out that a boy who vanished mysteriously some 60 years earlier is the connecting link.
The first trailer for this one has just arrived and is looking quite promising. Take a look below.