“Blends elements of heartfelt tragedy with absurdist comedy, conjuring a humanist portrait of life in which community and loneliness coexist in a landscape of contradictions – geographical, personal, and political”~Mark Kermode, The Guardian
Aroview: A quintessentially Icelandic serio-comedy from the director of RAMS about one woman’s fight against a monopolistic co-op stifling the livelihoods of farmers in a remote valley near Reykjavik.
This David vs. Goliath story plays out in a windswept hamlet, where a widowed farmer (Arndis Hronn Egilsdottir, in a quietly defiant performance) is grieving the unexpected death of her husband while going up against the male dominated agriculture industry.
4 stars (Very Good) Everyday life on an Icelandic farm in midwinter. We need brave 'Ingas' in NZ to battle the banks, supermarkets, and electricity companies. Quiet but powerful movie. When I visited, Eskifjordur was 550 km E. of Reykjavik, though it looked much the same.~Sandy