2015, Iceland, 93’, Color, Icelandic
Director: Grimur Hakonarson
Cast: Sigurdur Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson, Charlotte Böving, Jon Benonysson, Gudrün Sigurbjörnsdottır, Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson
2015 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Award
2015 Zurich Film Festival Best Film Award
2016 Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film Iceland Nomination
2015 Transilvania Film Festival Audience and Special Jury Award
2015 Palic Film Festival Best Film Award
Will two brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in 40 years finally make up to save their sheep?
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations and themselves, from extinction.