Starring Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson
Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
This Un Certain Regard Award-winning drama follows two estranged brothers and rival sheep farmers (Sigurður Sigurjónsson and Theodór Júlíusson) living in a remote part of Iceland, where they haven’t spoken to each other for decades.
When there is an outbreak of scrapie in the valley (hey, sheep happens), the bickering siblings have to put their differences aside to save their flocks. Rams isn’t an easy film to get into, but after staring at the stunning vast emptiness for a while, you’ll find the stillness and silence (and the sheep) weirdly hypnotic. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Exclusively at The Projector. (***)