Under the Tree

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Iceland | 2017 | 89 minutes | Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Opens July 27, 2018

Two families living among the manicured lawns and IKEA furnished homes of suburban Iceland find themselves in an increasingly absurd and ultimately disastrous feud over the placement of a shade tree in this savage black comedy from the director of Either Way.


Friday, July 27, 2018

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Middle-aged Inga and Baldvin live next door to Konrad and his younger second wife Eybjorg. Though the couples engage in general societal niceties, there is one thing that Konrad and Eybjorg cannot stand-a tree that casts a shadow on their sundeck, something especially heinous now that's it's summertime. Baldvin swears he's going to take care of the tree, but it's not even remotely his highest priority. Both pairs of neighbors ratchet up their fight, a simple disagreement that violently spirals out of control. Director/co-writer Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson has gleeful fun with this wicked premise in a way Scandinavians seem to do best, in a film that is equal parts cynical and laugh-out-loud hilarious.

  • Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Principal Cast: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Selma Björnsdóttir, Dóra Jóhannsdóttir, Sigríður Sigurpálsdóttir Scheving
  • Country: Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Poland
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 89 minutes
  • Producer: Grímar Jónsson, Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Thor Sigurjonsson, Klaudia Smieja, Caroline Schluter, Jamila Wenske
  • Screenplay: Huldar Breiðfjörð, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Cinematographers: Monika Lenczewska
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Has Subtitles: Yes