Iceland’s next big release has a trailer!

The next big Icelandic film to win all the festival awards has its first trailer, Variety reports.

Under the Tree is the name of this black comedy, and it tells the story of Atli, a young man who gets thrown out by his girlfriend who does not want him to see their daughter anymore. While fighting the right to see his daughter, he also has to deal with his parents’ bitter dispute with their neighbours over a large tree.

The film will be screening at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, which hints at the good things to come (this time last year we were gearing up for Heartstone’s screening at both festivals, and it has now won thirty awards around the world!).

Under the Tree is produced by the team behind the other Icelandic success story, Rams, Netop Films. The director, Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson has already found acclaim with his previous film Paris of the North, which is a delightfully dark comedy. It also has a catchy song, which you can listen to below:

Under the Tree has already been pre-bought for China, France and Scandinavia, so expect big things from this one.

You can watch the trailer for Under the Tree below:

The film also has a brand-spankin’-new poster, which is also wonderful. Take a look below:


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.