Under the Tree

Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • 1hr 29mins

An unfortunate disagreement between next-door neighbours goes violently out of control in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s dark and wry drama. The movie simmers ostensibly around a long-running spat between two neighbours in the suburbs in Reykjavik, where one has a large tree that casts a shadow on the other’s home. But we learn there are stories behind the feud and conflicts within the characters. A uniformly excellent cast perfectly tread the line between comedy and drama, making the most of a note-perfect script.

RIVAL NEIGHBOURS’ PETTY ISSUES ESCALATE IN THIS PITCH PERFECT ICELANDIC BLACk COMEDY.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson
Edda Björgvinsdóttir
Sigurður Sigurjónsson

Won Best Film at the 2017 Denver International Film Festival