In a remote Icelandic valley, two solitary brothers who haven’t spoken in 40 years tend prize-winning sheep descended from their family’s ancestral flock. When a devastating sheep disease takes hold in the region, they’re forced to come together in order to save their beloved livestock from a government-mandated wipeout that endangers the livelihood of the whole community. Marvelously acted and disarmingly poignant, Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams finds a wealth of wry comedy and bleak beauty in the brothers’ desperate fight to preserve their heritage.


Directed by Grímur Hákonarson and produced by Grímar Jónsson.


2015 IS 93mins
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Narrative
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice