Winner – Best Film – 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Four decades. Two brothers. One really big grudge.
Gummi (Sigurdur Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson) are brothers. They have both dedicated their lives to tending sheep and their farms are next door to each other. But they have not spoken in more than forty years, a feud that has reduced any necessary communication between them to be carried out via written messages delivered by Kiddi’s dog.
However when one of their sheep contracts a contagious disease, the livelihood of the brothers and the entire rural community they are a part of comes under threat. Can the brothers set aside their differences under the circumstances?
Writer-director Hakonarson beautifully captures the tragicomic plight of the brothers against the stark beauty of the Icelandic valleys to deliver a charming and moving drama.
In ‘Rams,’ brothers at odds face a shared threat to their livelihood – New York Times Critics’ Pick
Highly recommended – The Guardian ★★★★
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Iceland, 2015| Language: Icelandic | 93 minutes | Cert: 15A