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Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Iceland 2017 89 mins. In Icelandic

Equal parts family drama, absurdist black comedy, and unconventional thriller, Under the Tree follows two warring households locked in a bitter dispute. The owners adore their beautiful old tree, but the couple next door complains that it blocks their sun, causing and shadows their garden to languish in its shadow. As the disagreement escalates into a passive-aggressive back and forth of nasty vibes, mysterious property damage, disappearing cats and dogs, security cameras, the complaining neighbor acquiring a chainsaw acquisition, and more. Though set in Iceland, this humorous, but at times unsettling, story of suburban neighbor warfare could be take place anywhere. (89 mins.) In Icelandic with English subtitles.

Filmography: Paris of the North (2014), Either Way (2011)

Reviews: Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Screen Daily, Screen Anarchy

Interviews: Cineuropa

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