Rams (2015, Iceland)

Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Date: 12/5 (Friday)
Time: 19:30
Venue: Anim'Arte NAM VAN
Duration: 93 minute
Language: Icelandic
Subtitle: Chinese and English

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. 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.

Rams is a 2015 Icelandic drama film written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson. It won the ‘Prix Un Certain Regard’ at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  It was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

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