A touching and humanist drama based around a remote farming community, Rams explores human relationships and farming traditions in an isolated community in a beautiful and natural way. The winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, the film is another in a series of strong Icelandic films and shows signs of the high quality of Icelandic art to come.

The simplistic premise of the film is the effect that a scrapie (an incurable and infectious disease) infestation has on the inhabitants of a rural community of sheep farmers and, in particular . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.