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New details revealed about Grimur Hakonarson’s next film

New details have emerged about Icelandic director Grimur Hakonarson’s new film, The County, which is highly anticipated after his 2015 hit Rams.

Using similar themes to RamsThe County will be set in rural Iceland and follow Inga, a middle-aged cow farmer who loses her husband in a car accident and must stand on her own two feet.

Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir will star as Inga, with the cast also including Hinrik Ólafsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Ragnhildur Gísladóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, and Jens Albinus.

The County starts shooting next month, and the release date will be in early 2019 (perhaps for the Gothenburg Film Festival?).

The County is produced by Grimar Jonsson for Netop Films alongside Profile Pictures of Denmark, Haut et Court of France and One Two of Germany.

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.