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 93 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Narrative
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice