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Gimli Film Festival Presents: Best of the Fest: Under The Tree

Wed, Mar 20 / 7 pm
Sat, Mar 23 / 5 pm & 9 pm
Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
2018, Iceland, 89 min
Icelandic with English subtitles

Under the Tree follows a man who is accused of adultery and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a dispute between his parents and their neighbours over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbours unexpectedly and violently reaches a boiling point, spiraling out of control.


The Gimli Film Festival and the Winnipeg Cinematheque are proud to present an encore screening of two of the best films from the 18th annual Gimli Film Festival. Minding the Gap won the Festival’s coveted Best of Fest Award in 2018, for its emotionally bare and bluntly honest portrayal of domestic abuse in middle America. Alternately, Under the Tree is a pristine example of the wry sense of dark Icelandic humour that GFF so often features in their Northern Lights Film Series.

Reviews

Maintaining an unrelentingly gleeful grip on the film’s tone, the director skillfully whips absurdist comedy and chilling tragedy into a froth of surging hostilities.
– Jeannette Catsoulis, The NY Times
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Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
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