THE COUNTY

21st October 2021

Nominee Director of the Year; Nominee Actress
of the Year – Edda Awards 2020

October 21st
The County (Héraðið) 12A
Director: Grímur Hákonarson
Cast: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir,
Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Countries: Iceland/Denmark/Germany/France
Language: Icelandic with subtitles Running time: 92 minutes
UK release date: May 2020

From the director of critically acclaimed Rams (2015), comes the story of Inga, a widowed farmer,
beginning a new chapter of her life tackling injustice and corruption in her community.

The County 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.”
– Mark
Kermode

Hákonarson sets a slow, dreamlike pace, with an ethereal score by Valgeir Sigurðsson and
shots of the rugged landscape providing pleasurable lulls between the plot mechanics.
” – Sophie
Monks Kaufman, Empire

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