Under the Tree

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson
Starring: Edda Bjorgvinsdottir, Steintor Hroar Steintorsson
Duration: 89 min

Simmering tensions between neighbours in an Icelandic suburb are brought to boiling point in this terse black comedy. Inga (Björgvinsdóttir) and her husband have a beautiful tree in their back garden which, for them, symbolises tradition and security. But it throws a shadow over the woman next door’s sunbathing spot and she wants it cut down. Foliage isn’t the only thing under threat. Inga’s son has moved back home having been thrown out by his wife for watching a pornographic tape of himself and a former girlfriend. His arrival only complicates the situation in his parent’s home, and family members, possessions and pets are all caught up in what escalates into a vicious conflict. A caustic and astute look at contemporary culture and the clash between old and new worlds.

General admission screenings

Mon 20th Aug
Wed 22nd Aug

Club and Group screenings

Thu 23rd Aug 12.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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