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Under the Tree (15)

Drama, Comedy

Icelandic drama in which a man moves back in with his parents who are involved in a bitter neighbourly dispute over a tree.

The critical consensus

Lightly touching on a wide range of issues – from trust to grief, betrayal, loss and the tricky art of compromise – Under the Tree really chimes with the era of Brexit and Trump, suggesting that in trying to live with others we first have to learn to live with ourselves.

****(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 06/08/2018

Under The Tree is a macabre and darkly funny slice of Icelandic noir – a bit like Fargo done Reykjavik-style.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 09/08/2018

From a missing dog to an unspeakable encounter with a nail gun, neighbours rage in Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s skilful black comedy.

***(*)(*)Cath Clarke, The Guardian, 10/08/2018

Nicely judged satire of the terminally bored bourgeoisie.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 10/08/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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