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Under the Tree Rated 15

Under the Tree

Dir. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Iceland, 2017. 1h 29m. Icelandic/subs. Starring Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Selma Björnsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir.

An old tree blocking the sunlight from one garden to another sparks a bitter dispute between two neighbouring families. A pitch-black suburban comedy where distrust and petty conflicts boil over into violent acts of retribution.

‘A macabre and darkly funny slice of Icelandic noir – a bit like Fargo done Reykjavik-style.’ ★★★★ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

‘Sigurðsson is no misanthrope and his humane message - that everyone is muddling along as best they can - makes all the feuding and bile easier to stomach.’ Cath Clarke, The Guardian