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Nominee
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Nominee
Venice Horizons Award ~ Special Jury Prize
Venice Film Festival
Quotation
Unsettlingly perceptive as well as absurdly comedic, 'Under the Tree' chronicles domestic tensions left to fester.
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Under the Tree

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 reached a boiling point, soon spiraling out of control.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 7.13.18 - 7.19.18
Royal, 7.06.18 - 7.12.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 90 min
Language: Icelandic

Awards:
  • Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Nominee, Venice Horizons Award ~ Special Jury Prize, Venice Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter
Films about suburban warfare between snarling, territorial neighbors have been a popular subgenre since Buster Keaton’s day, but it comes as a surprise that Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson packs so much emotional depth into 'Under the Tree' ('Undir trenu'), his a...