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ZFF travels: The County

ZFF travels: The County

Iceland, Denmark, Germany, France 92 min.

A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.

In his latest work, the award-winning director Grímur Hákonarson, again delves beneath the surface of Icelandic rural communities. This time, the film centers on a rebellious, middle-aged heroine, which has earned it comparisons to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. After her husband’s death, Inga learns their dairy farm is in huge debt to the all-powerful co-op, whose illegal dealings allow it to hold the local farmers under its thumb. Too complacent to resist the status quo, her fellow farmers prove surprisingly loyal to the machinery exploiting them, so Inga must use all her cunning to free herself from its firm grip and start living by her own rules.

Showtime

  • Sun 17.11.2019. 20:00

Location

Rector's palace

Poljana Šime Budinića, 23000 Zadar

Original title
Héraðið
Director
Grímur Hákonarson
Scenario
Grímur Hákonarson
Actors
Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Hinrik Ólafsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir
Photography
Mart Taniel
Production
Netop Films, Profile Pictures, Haut et Court, One Two Films
Distribution
ZFF