The County

Director: Grímur Hákonarson Run Time: 92 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Country: Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France
Language: Icelandic

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“Blends elements of heartfelt tragedy with absurdist comedy, conjuring a humanist portrait of life”

– Mark Kermode for The Guardian

About the film:

Official Selection of the 2019 Toronto and Cleveland International Film Festivals.

Newly widowed and in extreme debt, Inga takes on the corruption of her local co-op and the outdated, exploitative system that supports it. After her public stance makes her a pariah, Inga risks her safety and sanity to rescue her community from its sinister underside.

About the filmmaker:

Celebrated filmmaker Grímur Hákonarson was born in Iceland and graduated from the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He made his feature debut with Summerland in 2010, and followed it with the documentary A Pure Heart in 2012 and Rams in 2015, which played TIFF after winning the Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes.

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