Under The Tree

Under The Tree

Under The Tree

The shade from a front-yard tree brings tensions between two neighbouring families to the boil in this award-winning Icelandic dark comedy. What starts off as a typical spat between suburban neighbours unexpectedly - and violently - spirals out of control.

2017Rating: MA15+, Strong violence and sex scenes89 minsIceland, FranceIcelandic with English subtitles
ComedyDramaWorld CinemaFestival & Independent

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Under The Tree / Reviews

Variety

Variety

What the film occasionally lacks in human finesse, it makes up for in sheer anything-goes resolve.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Maintaining an unrelentingly gleeful grip on the film's tone, Mr. Sigurdsson skillfully whips absurdist comedy and chilling tragedy into a froth of surging hostilities.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Unsettlingly perceptive as well as absurdly comedic, Under the Tree chronicles domestic tensions left to fester; when grudges branch out like a leafy tree in a suburban backyard, everyone suffers.

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NPR

NPR

Under the Tree may be a demonstration of Sayre's law, but Sigurðsson doesn't reduce his characters to faceless suburbanites, ripe for the skewering. Their misdeeds are chillingly relatable.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A blacker than black comedy that is so savage you often don't know whether to shudder or laugh.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Each character resonates as a problematic individual whose foolishness escalates first into drama, then tragedy.

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