Our 2016 season continues at 8pm on Wednesday 05 October 2016 with Rams
Iceland (subtitles), 2015, Grímur Hákonarson, Drama, 93 mins (15).
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Directed and Written by Grímur Hákonarson, the film's original title was Hrútar.
With an estimated budget of €1,750,000, even the sheep are credited as actors!
It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
Even so, the film has won 28 awards - including Un Certain Regard Award 2015 at Cannes Film Festival - and received a further 7 international nominations.
"Pathos so cold it stings your cheeks."
Robbie Collin, The Telegraph (✱✱✱✱)
"Hilarious and heartbreaking … Feuding brothers, chilly vistas and sickly sheep provide the perfect premise for this darkly comedic Icelandic saga."
Mark Kermode, The Guardian (✱✱✱✱)
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