In cinemas on the 5th February 2016 is Iceland’s Oscar entry Rams from director Grímur Hákonarson – isn’t something you should be expecting either. Described as “a masterclass in combining character and landscape” from Empire Magazine, which went on to award Rams four stars, with the Wall Street Journal calling it “a marvel of deadpan comedy”, this film is something you will want to catch.
On neighbouring farms in rural Iceland two estranged brothers live side by side tending to their prized sheep. Neither have spoken in over forty years. Each as stubborn as the other, Gummi and Kiddi communicate only via letter dutifully carried back and forth by the farm sheep dog. When a lethal disease suddenly threatens to wipe out their beloved rams, in a desperate attempt to save their stock and their livelihood, the brothers are forced to communicate once again. But can their mutual love of their animals instead save their relationship and bring them back together?
RAMS is an endearing story of love, loss and forgiveness set against the backdrop of magnificent Icelandic panoramas.
RAMS is set to be released in UK cinemas on the 5th February 2016, Directed by Grímur Hákonarson, it stars Sigurður Sigurjónsson (Gummi), Theodór Júlíusson (Kiddi), Charlotte Bøving (Katrin), Jon Benonysson (Runólfur), Gunnar Jónsson (Grímur), Þorleifur Einarsson (Sindri), Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson (Bjarni), Ingrid Jónsdóttir (Eygló), Jörundur Ragnarsson (Villi).