Prisoners & Under The Tree Sweep Edda Awards

At the Reykjavik Hilton on Sunday, the Icelandic Film and Television Academy presented the 19th Edda Awards, which were dominated by hit drama Prisoners (Fangar) with ten wins, and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) with seven. Among its accolades, Prisoners was named Best Drama and Steinunn Ólína Þorsteinsdóttir was presented with Best Supporting Actress. However, the most moving moment of the evening came in Pétur Ben's acceptance speech for Best Original Score, during which his remembrance of

Under The Tree Named Best Feature At The Hamptons

The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival, which honours emerging directors from around the world, has named Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as Best Narrative Feature. Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter Ása, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and

Iceland Selects Under The Tree As Oscar Contender

The Icelandic Film and TV Academy has selected Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) third feature Under The Tree (Undir trénu) as its entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter Ása, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents

Under The Tree Selected For Toronto Film Festival

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) new movie Under The Tree (Undir trénu) has been selected for the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival (7 - 17 September), following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September). Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter

Under The Tree To Compete At Venice Film Festival

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson's (Paris Of The North) new movie Under The Tree (Undir trénu) has been selected to compete in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September), which represents the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema. Under The Tree follows Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) who is accused of adultery by Agnes (Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir) and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter Ása, he