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Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2018)



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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 neighbors over an old and beautiful tree. What starts as a typical spat between suburban neighbors unexpectedly and violently reaches a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control.


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A less interesting movie might simply have served up a headlong plunge into the abyss - but Sigurdsson gives us a tiny flicker of light.

July 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse, not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own anxious times.

July 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What makes it a better-than-average satire on the unthinking hostilities that human beings are prone to is its steady intelligence, combined with a humor sometimes so dry as to be undetectable.

July 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You know about good things and small packages; this is a dark and startling thing in a brightly wrapped package, and the brightness is all the more misleading because the action takes place during Iceland's radiant summer.

July 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Under the Tree may be a demonstration of Sayre's law, but Sigurðsson doesn't reduce his characters to faceless suburbanites, ripe for the skewering. Their misdeeds are chillingly relatable.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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A blacker than black comedy that is so savage you often don't know whether to shudder or laugh.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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