Grímur Hákonarson | Iceland | Denmark | Germany | France | 2019. | 92' | Héraðið
In his latest film, award-winning author Grímur Hákonarson, known for his film "Hrútar" (ZFF 2015), is once again scratching the surface of rural Icelandic communities.
This time around, the centerpiece of the story is a rebellious middle-aged heroine who is the reason many compare this movie to "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
In the wake of her husband's death, Inga learns that their dairy farm is in huge debt to a powerful cooperative company that keeps a monopoly over local farmers' businesses. Not resisting the status quo, her fellow citizens are surprisingly loyal to the machinery that exploits them, and Inga has to use all her subtlety to break free from the tight grip of the cooperative collective and start living by her own rules.
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Grímur Hákonarson is an Icelandic director who graduated from the FAMU Film Academy in Prague. His graduate work Slavek the Shit won Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival, and his short film Wrestling premiered at Locarno. He won the Un Certain Regard Award for the film Hrútar at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Writer: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Hinrik Ólafsson, Hannes Áli Ágústsson, Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir
Producer: Grímar Jónsson, Ditte Milsted, Jacob Jarek, Carole Scott, Julie Billy, Jamila Wenske
Cinematographer: Mart Taniel
Editor: Kristján Loðmfjörð
Production: Netop Films, Profile Pictures, Haut et Court, One Two Films
Festivals and Awards: Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019; Zagreb Film Festival 2019; Valladolid International Film Festival 2019; Gothenburg Film Festival 2020
The County is the first film in a series of ZFF films at Urania. Accompanying all screenings of ZFF film are talks with renowned public figures from the domestic cultural scene. The first guest is actress and director Lana Barić.
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