We close the Festival with this quintessentially Icelandic comedy about one woman’s fight against a monopolistic co-op stifling the livelihoods of farmers in a remote valley near Reykjavik. Adroitly blending humour and injustice together with the lightest of touches, it’s a worthy successor to the 2018 festival audience favourite Woman At War.
The County Héraðið
Iceland/Denmark/France/Germany 2019 | 90 minutes | In Icelandic with English subtitles | Censors rating: M Offensive language
Director/Screenplay: Grímur Hákonarson | With: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Hinrik Ólafsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir
- Online Premiere:
Sun 2 Aug, 7:00pm. Tickets on sale from 10 Jul.
- Online Rental:
Mon 3 Aug, 10:00am until Sat 8 Aug, 11:00pm. Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.
- In Cinema Screenings:
Fri 31 Jul, 2:00pm MTG Century Theatre, Hawke's Bay*
Sat 1 Aug, 2:00pm, Lumière Cinemas, Christchurch*
Sat 1 Aug, 3:45pm Rialto, Tauranga*
Sat 1 Aug, 4:20pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
Sat 1 Aug, 7:30pm Bridgeway Cinemas, Auckland*
Sun 2 Aug, 2:00pm Monterey Cinemas Howick, Auckland*
Sun 2 Aug, 5:45pm Roxy Cinema, Wellington*
Sun 2 Aug, 6:00pm SBS St James Theatre, Gore*
Sun 2 Aug, 6:00pm Rialto, Tauranga*
Sun 2 Aug, 6:00pm MTG Century Theatre, Hawke's Bay*
Sun 2 Aug, 6:45pm Regent, Dunedin*
Sun 2 Aug, 7:00pm ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland*
Mon 3 Aug, 2:00pm Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Tue 4 Aug, 5:00pm Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth*
Sat 8 Aug, 4:20pm The Capitol Cinema, Auckland*
* Tickets on sale from individual cinemas
About the Filmmaker:
Grímur Hákonarson was born in Iceland and graduated from the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. His second narrative feature, RAMS, screened at the festival after winning the Prix Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2015. Selected filmography: Little Moscow (2018), A Pure Heart (2012), Summerland (2010).
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