Under the Tree

  • Release Date: July 20, 2018 (limited)
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

  • Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Producer(s): Grímar Jónsson, Thorir Snaer Sigurjónsson
  • Writer(s): Huldar Breiðfjörð, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Studio: Mongrel Media
  • Length: 1h 29m | Classification: 13+
  • Official Site: underthetreefilm.com

Synopsis

Retired couple Baldvin (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Inga (Edda Björgvinsdóttir) are still grieving the loss of their older son, who has disappeared and is presumed dead when their younger son Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson), is kicked out by his wife and moves in with them.

While fighting for the right for visitation with his young daughter, Atli becomes immersed in another spat. His parents' next-door neighbors want Baldvin and Inga to trim an old tree that’s casting shade on the patio where they sunbathe. When Baldvin and Inga refuse, their cat goes missing. Soon, the neighbors' dog is nowhere to be found. Tires are slashed. Security cameras are installed. A chainsaw and a pitchfork are used as weapons as tensions come to a boiling point. 

Inspired by a true incident.

Cast

Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Thorsteinn Bachmann, Selma Björnsdóttir
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