One Two Films join new Icelandic film from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson

Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (Paris of the North) has had his new film, Under the Tree, picked up by Sol Bondy and Jamila Wenske’s Berlin-based production company One Two Films.

Under the Tree is about a man who is accused of adultery by his ex-fiancee and is forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours regarding an old beautiful tree.

Under the Tree is produced by Denmark’s Profile, Iceland’s Netop Films and Poland’s Madants. Backing comes from the Nordisk TV & Film Fond, The Icelandic Film Centre, Danish Film Institute and Polish Film Institute.

Principal photography wrapped in August, and the film is coming in summer 2017.

One Two Films previously worked on The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki. 


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.