Under the Tree

Release date: 22-06-2018
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson





directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson written by Huldar Breiðfjörð, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson director of photography Monika Lenczewska music by Daniel Bjarnason edited by Kristján Loðmfjörð production design by Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson costume design by Margrét Einarsdóttir make-up by Bjørg Serup sound by Morten Green, Sylvester Holm production manager Sindri Páll Kjartansson

cast Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Selma Björnsdóttir

producers Grímar Jónsson, Sindri Páll Kjartansson & Þórir Snær Sigurzzjónsson produced by Netop Films, Holtsgata 9, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland co-produced by Madants (Klaudia Śmieja, Beata Rzeźniczek – Poland), Profile Pictures (Jacob Jarek, Ditte Milsted, Caroline Schluter – Denmark), One Two Films (Sol Bondy & Jamila Wenske – Germany) co-financed by the Polish Film Instite, the Icelandic Film Center, Eurimages, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, DiFactory, the Danish Film Institute, ZDF/ARTE distribution in Poland M2 Films world sales New Europe Film Sales

colour, 90′
Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Germany 2017

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 rumour going around that the neighbour has been seen with a chainsaw.