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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Hafsteinn Gunnar

Country: Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Poland
Language: Icelandic
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 89min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Cinema 360º

It starts with a tree. Two couples, different as can be, take part in the usual snide gossip regarding those who live next door. But when a confrontation centered around Inga and Baldvin’s tree, which is casting a shadow on their neighbors Konrad and Eybjorg’s porch, comes to a boiling point, things go from childish to catastrophic.

Iceland’s official submission to the 2018 Academy Awards, Under the Tree is a pitch-black comedy of manners. Filled with acerbic wit and expertly crafted pacing and plot escalation, it’s a stark reminder of how hard it can be for us to let the small things go, sometimes to the detriment of humanity.


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Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar
Producer: Grímar Jónsson Sindri, Páll Kjartansson Þórir, Snær Sigurjónsson, Caroline Schlüter, Bingestam Ditte, Milsted Jacob Jarek, Klaudia Smieja Beata, Rzezniczek Jamila, Wenske Sol Bondy
Screenwriter: Hafsteinn Gunnar, Sigurðsson Huldar Breiðfjörð
Production Company: Netop Films, Profile Pictures, Madants, One Two Films

Music: Daníel Bjarnason
Cinematographer: Monika Lenczewska
Editor: Kristján Loðmfjörð

Cast: Steinþór Hróar, Steinþórsson Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Lára Jóhannam Jónsdóttir Þorsteinn

Hafsteinn Gunnar

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson has directed the features Either Way (2011) and Paris of the North (2014). His most recent film, Under the Tree (2017), had its World Premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, and won Best Director for a Comedy Feature at the 2017 Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.