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Run Time: 92 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket
After the global success of his Un Certain Regard winner Rams, director Grímur Hákonarson returns to his native Iceland with another humanist farmland fable. Bitterly funny and deeply affecting, The County plays out a timely political allegory against a jaw-dropping natural landscape, aided by a brainy, tenacious anti-heroine, and Hákonarson’s dry Nordic humor.
Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County, tells the story of Inga, a middle aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free if the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.