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Drama - Completed 2015

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.

& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2015
Un Certain Regard
Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
Zurich FF 2015
International Feature Film Competition
Valladolid IFF 2015
Official Section Golden Spike
Thessaloniki IFF 2015
Golden Alexander Theo Angelopoulos - Best Feature Film
Audience Award
Hamptons International Film Festival 2015
Best narrative feature
Intʼl Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers 2015
Best European Film
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Black comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Grimur HAKONARSON
    • Writer(s)
    • Grimur HAKONARSON
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/651A-EA30-1938-5528-1326-J
    • Producer(s)
    • Grímar JÓNSSON (Netop Films)
    • Synopsis
    • 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. The authorities decide to exterminate all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle 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.