Under the Tree

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Thrown out of the house by his wife, Atli is forced to move back in with his parents in 60s Reykjavik. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. See, it’s a fine tree, but it does block the sunshine, which can be a rare commodity in Iceland. What starts as a typical spat between neighbors soon boils over into all-out suburban warfare. There’s a cat that goes missing, and a chainsaw…

"Dark, hilarious, and unpredictable… A ride that takes us through multiple genres in succession, from anguished personal drama, to comedy, to tragedy, to revenge thriller, and ultimately, to horror movie, all grounded in the banal and familiar components of neighbor and marital disputes." Eve MacSweeney, Vogue

"Easy to watch, funny and thoughtful… near-perfect calibration between family drama and black comedy." Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

"Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse, not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own anxious times." Ann Hornaday, Washington Post