<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-625" src="http://www.nosfa.ca/wp-content/uploads/Rams.jpg" alt="Rams" width="487" height="720" srcset="http://www.nosfa.ca/wp-content/uploads/Rams.jpg 487w, http://www.nosfa.ca/wp-content/uploads/Rams-203×300 viagra es venta libre.jpg 203w” sizes=”(max-width: 487px) 100vw, 487px” />April 3, 2016
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson, Charlotte Roving
Runtime: 93 minutes
Language: Icelandic with English subtitles
Cannes 2015, Un Certain Regard Award; Palm Springs International Film Festival, Best Actor(s) Sigurjonsson & Juliusson. 15 other award wins, 5 nominations.
“Rams is a touching humanist drama set in a remote farming valley where two estranged brothers must come together to save what’s dearest to them: their sheep.” – Alissa Simon, Variety
A story of filial rivalry in a remote valley in Iceland, Rams begins as an oddball comedy about sheep farming and grows slowly into a tale of elemental and moving power. In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi (Sigurour Sigurjonsson) and Kiddi (Theodor Juliusson) live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage.
Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. (Grudging communication comes via notes attached to a sheep dog.) When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land.
But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.