• Under the Tree / Undir Trénu
  • Under the Tree / Undir Trénu
  • Under the Tree / Undir Trénu

Under the Tree / Undir Trénu

by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson International Feature Film / Competition

A huge tree stands in the garden of Atli’s parents, which stops the sun from reaching their neighbour’s deck. The request by the overshadowed to the owner of the tree to take care of their monstrosity falls into the deep rift that has opened up between the two families. Atli, who has temporarily fled to his parental home after cheating on his wife, has problems of his own. His desperate attempts to contact his wife and their daughter are seen by their friends and family as threatening. While his socially questionable activities intensify, the bitter dispute between neighbours escalates – pets go missing, tyres are slashed and cameras installed.
Director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson orchestrates the various elements of his third feature film to create a cinema experience bursting with tension and black humour. The thick plot and outstanding acting talent send the characters straight to the depths of the abyss – much to our own enjoyment.


  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Country, Year: Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Germany, 2017
  • Runtime: 90 Min
  • Languages: Icelandic
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Cast: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Sigurdur Sigurjónsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Selma Björnsdóttir, Dóra Jóhannsdóttir Sigríður
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  • Screenplay: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Huldar Breidfjörd
  • Cinematography: Monika Lenczewska
  • Editor: Kristján Lodmfjörð
  • Sound: Björn Viktorsson, Frank Mølgaard Knudsen, Sylvester Holm
  • Music: Daníel Bjarnason
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  • Producers: Grímar Jónsson, Sindri Páll Kjartansson, Þórir Snær Sigurjónsson, Caroline Schluter Bingestam, Ditte Milsted, Jacob Jarek, Beata Rzezniczek, Klaudia Smieja, Jamila Wenske, Sol Bondy
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  • Production Companies: Netop Films Ehf., Profile Pictures, Madants, One Two Films GmbH
  • World Sales: New Europe Film Sales
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