Icelandic film RAMS selected for competition at Transilvania International Film Festival

The Icelandic film Rams, written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson, has been selected as part of the official competition at the Transilvania International Film Festival, which is held from the 29th of May until the 7th of June. Rams is having its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as part of Un Certain Regard.


Rams is set in a remote Icelandic farming valley, where two brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what’s dearest to them – their sheep. The film was shot in the remote valley of Bárdardalur in the north of Iceland this past winter.

Rams is an Icelandic/Danish co-production that has received suppport from both the Icelandic Film Centre and the Danish Film Institute. It was written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson, and produced by Grímar Jónsson for Netop Films. It was co-produced by Ditte Milsted and Jacob Jarek for Profile Pictures. Thor Sigurjonsson was one of the film’s executive producers, and Eva Sigurdardóttir was the line producer.  Rams stars Sigurdur Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson. The film was shot by Sturla Brandth Grovlen and edited by Kristján Lodmfjörd. Atli Örvarsson composed the score. New Europe Film Sales recently acquired the rights for the international sales of the film.

For further information about Rams, visit the film’s official website and the Icelandic Film Database.

Information from the Icelandic Film Centre

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.