Coproducción de Canadá, Islandia y Reino Unido.
Filmada en escenarios naturales de Islandia.
El estreno mundial se realizó en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Toronto (2005).
STURLA GUNNARSSON - DIRECTOR
ANDREW RAI BERZINS - GUION
HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON - MUSICA
REPARTO: BEOWULF - GERARD BUTLER / HROTHGAR - STELLAN SKARSGÅRD / SELMA - SARAH POLLEY / GRENDEL - INGVAR E. SIGURDSSON
Sturla Gunnarsson was born in Iceland, raised in Vancouver, has made films in India, South Africa, Mexico, Central America, the United States and Canada and been dubbed ‘Canada’s resident Viking, sailing the high seas of naturalism’. His feature films, documentaries and television movies have won a multitude of awards including Emmy, Genie and Gemini Awards, a Prix Italia, the Prix Villes de Cannes and an Oscar nomination. Though diverse in form and content, they all share a thematic commitment to the exploration of the human condition in all its complexity. His feature films include the comedy, Rare Birds, starring William Hurt, Andy Jones and Molly Parker and the Bombay epic, Such A Long Journey, starring Roshan Seth and Om Puri, both of which were among the top grossing Canadian movies in the years they were released. Documentaries include the cinema verite classic, Final Offer and the post-apartheid love story Gerrie & Louise. He has also directed films for broadcasters in Canada, the UK and the United States and his last two films for television, Scorn and 100 Days In The Jungle each won Gemini (Canadian Academy) Awards for ‘best television movie’ in the years they were telecast.