“A Film Should Be a Journey Where You Don’t Know the End”: An Interview With the Director of UNDER THE TREE, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

When I first saw Under the Tree back in November, I fell in love. It was funny, it was well-made, and I had no clue where the story it was going. My favourite stories are ones that twist genre conventions and are hard to predict, so I just loved Under the Tree. After naming it my favourite Nordic film of 2017, I was itching to get to meet the director, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Luckily, while in Gothenburg, we got the chance . . .


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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.