Stellan Skarsgard as King Hrothgar in Beowulf & GrendelWORLD LITERACY OF CANADA and EQUINOXE FILMS presentthe Canadian Benefit Film Premiere of BEOWULF & GRENDELfrom award-winning director, STURLA GUNNARSSON.

Icelandic-Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson has brought an ancient hero to life. Set against the dramatic background of an ocean-battered Iceland, Beowulf & Grendel is an international productionstarring Gerard Butler, Sarah Polley, Stellan Skarsgard and Ingvar Sigurdsson. Beowulf, a poem written in Anglo-Saxon, isbelieved to be one of the oldest extant works of English literature.Ironically, none of its characters is English. The plot centres on thewarrior Beowulf’s battle with Grendel, a great and murderous troll.