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Under the Tree

Undir Trenu

Film info

  • Country:Island
  • Director:Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
  • Year:2017
  • Duration:89'
  • Actors:Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson


A dark dramedy about clashing neighbors, director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s film Under the Tree lets the ire between two couples reach its boiling point from underneath an intrusive suburban tree. True to the film’s title, a longstanding feud between two couples reaches its climax over a tree on Inga and Baldvin’s lawn that is causing too much shade on the property of Konrad and Eybjorg. Tempers flare, and through this seemingly superficial argument we learn more about the couples’ inner workings, including the events—some tragic—that have shaped them and their increasingly unhinged behaviors. At times both heart-wrenching and hilarious, this film is sure to be remembered for its dueling narrative about neighborhood politics, marital strife and the understandable fury.

About the director

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1978. He studied screenwriting and film directing at Columbia University, New York. His first feature film EITHER WAY screened at more than 50 film festivals around the world and was re-made in the US as PRINCE AVALANCHE. In 2012, Hafsteinn Gunnar was selected as “Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch”. PARIS OF THE NORTH (2014) is his second feature film which was also screened at number of renowed film festivals. „Under the Tree“ is his third feature.

Screening schedule

  • 26.08.2018.

    Danubian sand island


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatska turistička zajednica
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • Bobi
  • American Express
  • AutoWill
  • Elatus
  • Filmofeel
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Startas
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo

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