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Under the Tree
7.6
/10
1,422 Ratings

UNDER THE TREE

Undir trénu

Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Iceland, Denmark, 2017
Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Agnes throws Atli out and does not want him to see their daughter Ása anymore. He moves in with his parents, who are involved in a bitter dispute over their tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours’ deck. As Atli fights for the right to see his daughter, the clash with the neighbours intensifies.

Synopsis

Agnes throws Atli out and does not want him to see their daughter Ása anymore. He moves in with his parents, who are involved in a bitter dispute over their tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours’ deck. As Atli fights for the right to see his daughter, the clash with the neighbours intensifies.

Our take

This deadpan comedy-noir about neighbourhood warfare quickly spirals into much darker territory. Under the Tree captures the simmering tensions and uneasy resentments bubbling up in Reykjavik’s suburbia with bone-dry humour and an eye for the offbeat, the macabre, and the absurd.