Iceland 2017

Running time: 89 mins

Under the Tree

Summary :
A neighbourly dispute spirals out of control fuelled by various characters problems. Dry black humour.

Country: Iceland

Original Language: Icelandic

Setting: Suburbia in Iceland

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

Colour: Colour

Sound: Talkie

Cast & Crew, People Appearing and Characters

: Inga: Edda Björgvinsdóttir (Inga)
Eybjorg: Selma Björnsdóttir (Eybjorg)
Agnes: Lára Jóhanna Jónsdóttir (Agnes)
Baldvin: Sigurður Sigurjónsson (Baldvin)
Alti: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson (Alti)

Date acquired: Jan 2021
Date last seen: Wed 13th Jan 2021


We start with Agnes and Atli in their flat in a block having marital problems resulting in Agnes throwing Atli out and excluding him from their daughter Asa. At his parents house there is a simmering dispute over the neighbour's new wife wanting a tree in their garden trimmed so it doesn't shade her patio. Attli's mother, Inga, has taken against the new wife next door Eyborg, although the father Baldvin is more accommodating with the man next door, Konrad.

Atli's brother has disappeared, presumed dead, but not accepted by his mother who is clearly suffering. Events, both between Alti and Agnes and between Inga and Eyborg escalate. Alti takes Asa from kindergarten, Inga's cat goes missing and she blames Eyborg...

Film Category


This is not going to end well...

by rogerco on Wed 13th Jan 2021. Streaming proj @ home (with subtitles)

Excellent performances from all the main characters. As the threads start to pull together the ending becomes a bit inevitable but perfectly realised - right down the the ironic comedy last shot.