Winner – Un Certain Regard – Cannes Film Festival
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.
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 brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.
This poignant, dryly funny Icelandic drama is the winner of the Un Certain Regard award at the Cannes Film Festival.
"A wonderfully wry, charmingly understated comedy. Touching, beautiful and poignant."
"⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - CRITIC'S PICK. This low-key charmer of a movie packs an unexpected emotional punch."
"Tender and poignant...(with) the haunting authority of an ancient stone carving."
"Blessed with STRONG spikes of DRY COMEDY, a GORGEOUS RURAL BACKDROP, and a final scene so POWERFULLY AFFECTING that it sends ripples of meaning backwards through the film."