September 21, 2016
Raglan Arts Film Festival - selection of nominee shorts
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who havenâ€™t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save whatâ€™s dearest to them â€“ their sheep.
Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the countryâ€™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 Kiddiâ€™s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull 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 donâ€™t give up so easily â€“ 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.
â€œAt first it charmed me and then it snuck up and punched me in the gut emotionally. That doesnâ€™t happen a lot. It really caught me off guard.â€ -Â Director of SPOTLIGHT,Â Tom McCarthy
Sydney Morning Herald 4 StarsÂ "AÂ prize-winning gem.Â RAMS adds to Iceland's reputation for punching well above its weight in film."
Un Certain Regard Award winner Cannes Film Festival 2015
Directed by GrÃmur HÃ¡konarson ('A Pure Heart', 'Summerland')
Starring SigurÃ°ur SigurjÃ³nsson, TheodÃ³r JÃºlÃusson, Charlotte BÃ¸ving, Jon Benonysson, Gunnar JÃ³nsson, Ãžorleifur Einarsson, Sveinn Ã“lafur Gunnarsson, Ingrid JÃ³nsdÃ³ttir
Written by GrÃmur HÃ¡konarson
Drama, World Cinema | 92mins |Rating: M Offensive language and nudity | Icelandic with English subtitles | Iceland
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The tale of two estranged, but neighbouring, brothers whose award-winning sheep come under threat from disease. A typically wry Scandinavian film that sits well with the Kiwi sense of humour. M Offensive language and nudity - 92mins.
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