Under the Tree

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    Under the Tree

    Undir trenu

    Directed by

    Iceland

    2017

    89 min

    • Icelandic

    Drama

    Agnes throws Atli out and does not want him to see their daughter Ása anymore. He moves in with his parents, who are involved in a bitter dispute over their big and beautiful tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours' deck. As Atli fights for the right to see his daughter, the dispute with the neighbours intensifies – property is damaged, pets mysteriously go missing, security cameras are being installed and there is a rumor that the neighbor was seen with a chainsaw.

    Awards

    • Icelandic submission for the Academy Awards
    • Special Mention - Zurich FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Steindi Jr.
    Sigurdur Sigurjónsson
    Edda Björgvinsdóttir
    Thorsteinn Bachmann
    Selma Björnsdóttir
    Screenplay
    Huldar Breiðfjörð
    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
    Cinematography
    Monika Lenczewska
    Editing
    Kristján Loðmfjörð
    Music
    Daníel Bjarnason
    Production
    NETOP FILMS
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    Easy to watch, funny and thoughtful.

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

    Iceland

    Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1978. He is a graduate of the prestigious film program at Columbia University, New York. His first feature film A ANNAN VEG screened at film festivals all around the world and was re-made in the US as PRINCE AVALANCHE (starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch). Hafsteinn was selected among "Variety's 10 European Directors to Watch" in 2012.