In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them – their sheep.

Iceland 2015
  • Czech
93 min.
  • This film is available until 18. 5. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi 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. 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.

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Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson
Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Music: Atli Örvarsson
Sound: Björn Viktorsson, Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Editing: Kristján Loðmfjörð
Production Design: Bjarni Massi
Producer: Grímar Jónsson
Co-production: Jacob Jarek, Ditte Milsted
Costumes: Ólöf Benediktsdóttir, Margrét Einarsdóttir
Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving, Jón Benónýsson, Gunnar Jónsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorleifur Einarsson, Ingrid Jónsdóttir, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Viktor Már Bjarnason

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Zurich Film Festival

2015 – Grímur Hákonarson (Best International Feature Film)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

2015 – Grímur Hákonarson (Golden Alexander)

  • This film is available until 18. 5. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.