A delight.
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Australian Premiere.


DIRECTOR Grimur Hakonarson.
CAST Sigurdur Sigurjonsson Theodor Juliusson Charlotte Boving Gunnar Jonsson Porleifur Einarsson Sveinn Olafur Gunnarsson Jon Benonysson.
DETAILS Comedy-Drama
2014; 93 min
(Icelandic, English s/t)

This funny, beautifully moving and stunningly-shot festival highlight arrives direct from Cannes 2015, where it was awarded the top prize of Un Certain Regard, and greeted with a thunderous 10 minute standing ovation at its premiere.

In a secluded valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral stock is considered one of the country’s best. But although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in over 40 years.

Their world is upended when the valley comes under threat from infection. While others abandon their land, Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by taking action, and Gummi by using his wits. 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.


  • Winner
    Cannes Film Festival 2015 (Un Certain Regard) – Best Film
All non-English films screen with English subtitles.