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3.5
439 Ratings

Rams

Hrútar

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
Iceland, 2015
Drama

Synopsis

Two brothers live side by side in a remote Icelandic valley tending to their sheep herds. They haven’t spoken in four decades. A terrible illness forces them to confront one another once again.

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Rams Directed by Grímur Hákonarson

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Un Certain Regard

European Film Awards

2015 | Nominee: European Film

Transilvania International Film Festival

2015 | 2 wins including: Best Film (Audience Award)

Bodil Awards

2017 | Nominee: Streaming Award

What are people saying?

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film Rams

    Impeccably designed film about two brothers at the end of their gene line forced to try and reconcile their differences before it's too late. Landscape plays large and heavy in this odd story that is only really a black comedy in the first half before descending into the darkness of the psyche of an Icelandic winter. 3 stars

  • Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Rams

    Written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson, who’s also a skilled documentarian, the detailed and well-photographed “Rams” feels authentic and tragic.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Rams

    An Icelandic deadpan comedy concerning two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years in spite of living side by side and sharing careers in sheep farming. When, due to disease, the sheep must be slaughtered one brother strives to let the breed survive and must turn to the other despite their differences. Amusing at times but the film offers no real surprises.

  • Kamran's rating of the film Rams

    Rams (Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland) - 85/100 A sincere evocation of love, between estranged brothers and between man and beloved animal, Rams tells a sullen story of loss and desperation. When the film reaches its climax and the main characters are threatened, its otherwise awkward denouement is instead accepted as meaningful... Read full review: http://nextprojection.com/2015/10/08/viff-rams-meaningful-cathartic/

  • Renton47's rating of the film Rams

    After promising us an unique moral dilemma, 'Rams' unfortunately bows out early and fails to question the complications the actions of its lead raises - namely the present and future risks involved in keeping his sheep. A little too dry, predictable, for its curious and specific location and plot.

  • Mario Tomchev's rating of the film Rams

    way too sad/serious (unlike its misleading marketing) and unfinished (I'm not talking about the past), but the last scene was just so perfect not to finish it right there

  • Dzernera's rating of the film Rams

    Did not exactly meet my expectations as I found the narrative to be structured in a rather boring way. Seems as if lately Icelandic cinematographers don't challenge themselves further than to toy around with main socio/cultural/geographical characteristics they have (nature,horses,sheep) so unfortunately by choosing this path they leave very little space to something novel that would leave much greater impressions.

  • rdesnos's rating of the film Rams

    sevgi hecbir ferq olmadan butun canlilarindir.cox genis olan biz sozunu heyvanlari bilmirem,amma insanlar oz menasindan cox uzaqda istifade edibler daima,biz deyende belke de hecvaxt butune isare elemeyibler,daime bolgu,kateqoriya ayrimini yaradib biz sozu.amma ve lakin biz butundur,kamil olandir.baxin,biz - hamimiz - hamimiz ucunuk. final sehnesi dehsetdir,tipik insna davranisi,olumu qebul etmeme.

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