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Under the Tree / Undir trénu

In a country where trees don’t grow, it’s understandable to want to protect the one you’ve got. However, these prized possessions can also be a place of conflict, as is explored in the Icelandic black comedy Under the Tree [+], which takes petty arguments to the extreme, with devasting yet hilarious consequences. Director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson delighted audiences with his breakthrough Paris of the North, which almost seems tame in its levels of dark comedy compared to his latest film. After . . .

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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.