Main Cast: Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving
2016 Academy Award submission, Best Foreign Film
This film is one of the most requested films from previous editions, so we are screening it for a final time! In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly awarded for their prized rams who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: As the authorities close in the brothers will need to come together to save the special breed passed down for generations, and themselves, from extinction.