County

Pitched somewhere between a personal drama, a bone-dry black comedy and a sociopolitical thriller.

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The County

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all-powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.

Not Rated
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Women and Film
Runtime
92
Language
Icelandic
Director
Grímur Hákonarson
Writer(s)
Grímur Hákonarson
Cast
Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann
FEATURED REVIEW
Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

he spirit of Elia Kazan lives on in this tough community drama from Icelandic film-maker Grímur Hákonarson, who won golden plaudits for his 2015 picture Rams, about two sheep-farming brothers, which struck a clever tonal balance between comedy and tragedy.

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