Under the Tree

Under the Tree

Feature film (75 mins +)

Directed by Haffsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

In Under the Tree, possibly the best comedy from Iceland since Eleven Men Out, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson examines the simmering frictions between two neighbouring families in a sleepy suburb.

Grieving Inga and put-upon husband Baldvin are the proud owners of the area’s only tree. Next door, amateur marksman Konrad lives with his new, much younger wife, the athletic Eybjorg — whose mere appearance incites torrents of expletives from Inga. Worse, it’s a pleasant summer, and the only thing more coveted than trees in Iceland is sunlight. Eybjorg is infuriated by the way the overhanging branches of Inga’s beloved tree block the sunshine. The sudden return of Inga’s son, Atli, tossed from his apartment after his wife found him enthusiastically interfacing with salacious material on his laptop, only complicates the situation.

Year: 2017
Duration: 89 min

Iceland, France
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English


Event Title When Where  
Under the Tree July 26th, 2018 12:30 PM
Gimli Theatre
Under the Tree July 29th, 2018 10:00 AM
Gimli Theatre