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Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.

Drama 2015 92 mins

Director: Grímur Hákonarson

Overview

Two estranged brothers, Gummi and Kiddi, haven’t spoken for decades despite farming sheep on either side of the same secluded Icelandic valley. When a deadly outbreak of scrapie threatens not just their own flocks but the livelihood of the entire local community, the pair come together, finding common cause against the methods of heavy-handed government officials.

Grímur Hákonarson’s one-of-a-kind drama mixes understated, bone-dry comedy with slow-burning drama and glorious photography of the Icelandic landscape. A real find at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Regard prize, this wry yet warm-hearted drama is a gem from one of Europe’s unheralded filmmaking quarters.