The County

  • Grímur Hákonarson
  • Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France
  • 2019
  • 92'
  • Héraðið

In his latest work, the award-winning director of Rams (ZFF 2015), Grímur Hákonarson, again delves beneath the surface of Icelandic rural communities. This time, the film centres on a rebellious, middle-aged heroine, which has earned it comparisons to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After her husband’s death, Inga learns their dairy farm is in huge debt to the all-powerful co-op, whose illegal dealings allow it to hold the local farmers under its thumb. Too complacent to resist the status quo, her fellow farmers prove surprisingly loyal to the machinery exploiting them, so Inga must use all her cunning to free herself from its firm grip and start living by her own rules.

Subtitles: HR, EN
The films are shown in NS Dubrava and KUC Travno without English subtitles.

Grímur Hákonarson

Icelandic director. Graduated from the Film and TV School in Prague, FAMU. His graduation film Slavek the Shit won the Chicago International Film Festival Silver Hugo and his short, Wrestling, premiered at Locarno. Rams won the Grand Prix in the Cannes Un Certain Regard program in 2015.

The County

Grímur Hákonarson
Grímur Hákonarson
Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Hinrik Ólafsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir
Mart Taniel
Kristján Loðmfjörð
Grímar Jónsson, Ditte Milsted, Jacob Jarek, Carole Scotta, Julie Billy, Jamila Wenske
Netop Films, Profile Pictures, Haut et Court, One Two Films
Festivals & Awards
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019

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