The Icelandic black comedy Under the Tree [+] has been sold to Australia plus many other countries around the world, Screen reports.
Palace picked up the film for Australian & New Zealand distribution. It has also been sold to the UK (Eureka), Italy (Satine), Greece (Neo Films), Australia/NZ (Palace), Benelux (Paradiso), China (Times Vision), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania (Kino Pavasaris), Switzerland (Praesens), Austria (Cosmopolitan Film/Thimfilm), Poland (M2 Films), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF), Czech & Slovakia (Bonton), Spain (La Aventura), Portugal (Alambique), Romania (Transilvania Film) and Hungary (Vertigo). It will also be heading to the United States thanks to Magnolia.
Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, whose Paris of the North was a huge hit at international film festivals, Under the Tree follows a dispute between neighbours over the shadow cast by a tree. What starts out as a petty argument slowly descends into absolute madness. In the middle of it all, there is a custody dispute involving one of the couple’s son.
We recently gave Under the Tree a ★★★★★ review, which you can read here.