A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.
Saturday 28 March | Town Hall | Doors 7:30 PM Session 8:00 PM
Director: Grímur Hákonarson | 2019 | Iceland | 92 mins | 12A | Icelandic with subtitles
Rams writer/director Grímur Hákonarson delivers a powerful David-and-Goliath tale about an independent farmer whose defiance of her local corrupt co-operative brings her face to face with its sinister underside. Arndis Hronn Egilsdottirgives a commanding performance as Inga, a newly widowed dairy farmer struggling to survive in a small rural community. When she discovers that the Co-op's underhand practices have contributed to her husband's death and their insurmountable debts, she is determined to expose them. The snow-dusted fields and bleak, unspoilt lands of Iceland provide an achingly beautiful backdrop as she goes into battle.
Göteborg Film Festival 2020
Best Nordic Film
Valladolid International Film Festival 2019
FILMAKER: GRÍMUR HÁKONARSON
Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson graduated from FAMU
in 2004. His graduate film, Slavek the Shit, was selected to the Cinefoundation section of Cannes Film Festival 2005. The film travelled widely and won 12 festival prizes, including the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. His next short film, Wrestling, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2007 and won 25 festival prizes around the world. Grimur’s previous feature film, Rams, won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. The film has received more than 30 international awards and won 11 Icelandic Academy Awards.