Rams (15)

Thu 31 Mar 2016, Sat 02 Apr 2016 | 7.30pm | £6*

*Please note that there is a £1.50 fee per transaction


Rams (15)

Iceland, 2015, 93 mins. Dir. Grímur Hakonarson

Icelandic with English subtitles.

Following the success of February’s Scandifilm season, Exeter Phoenix presents Icelandic gem Rams.

The surprise winner of Un Certain Regard at Cannes 2015, this desolately beautiful film follows estranged brothers Gummi (Sigurður Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Theodór Júlíusson), brothers who live on neighboring sheep farms but haven’t spoken to each other for forty years. Then disease threatens the health and ancient lineage of their beloved rams – and the brothers are forced to communicate once again.

Written and directed by documentarian Grímur Hákonarson (A Pure Heart), it’s a naturalistic portrait of rural life that, like another recent Icelandic hit Of Horses and Men, utilises both the austere beauty of the country’s landscape and its people’s seemingly native wry, deliciously mordant humour. A real treat.

‘Curiously captivating’

‘Wonderfully wry. Touching, beautiful and poignant.’

‘A marvel of deadpan comedy’

Showing Times:

  • Thu 31 Mar: 7.30pm
  • Sat 2 Apr: 7.30pm

Venue: Studio 74

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