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by Grímur Hákonarson


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.

international title: Rams
original title: Hrútar
country: Iceland, Denmark
sales agent: New Europe Film Sales
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Grímur Hákonarson
film run: 92'
release date: IT 12/11/2015, ES 13/11/2015, DE 31/12/2015
screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson
cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving
cinematography by: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
film editing: Kristján Loðmfjörð
art director: Stígur Steinthórsson
costumes designer: Margrét Einarsdóttir, Ólöf Benediktsdóttir
music: Atli Örvarsson
producer: Grímur Hákonarson, Grímar Jónsson
production: Netop Films, Profile Pictures
distributor: ARP Sélection, Imagine, Arsenal Filmverleih, Ama Films, Mozinet, BIM Distribuzione, Arthaus, Scanbox Entertainment Denmark, Xenix Filmdistribution Gmbh, Karma Films


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Un Certain Regard
European Film Festival Palić 2015Golden Tower for Best Film
Zurich Film Festival 2015 
Arras Film Festival 2015 
Zagreb Film Festival 2015 

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