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Filmfest DC - Under the Tree

Saturday, April 21 at Landmark’s E Street Cinema

Under the Tree

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Iceland, 2017, 89 minutes

Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) is kicked out of the house by his wife for watching sex tapes of an old girlfriend. Atli’s only refuge is his parents’ home. He arrives in the middle of an ongoing spat with next-door neighbors (Selma Björnsdóttir and Þorsteinn Bachmann), who want Atli’s parents’ large tree trimmed because it shades their balcony. Director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson and cinematographer Monika Lenczewska can make the sight of sun-dappled leaves rustling in a summer breeze seem ominous. In fact, the steady, silent visuals in Under the Tree underscore the lack of communication between family and neighbors. Proving that small things in life can add up to big problems, the tension escalates until not even cats and dogs are safe. Questions about what rules good people should live by, and exactly who are the good people, keep viewers engaged to see just how far things will go.—Dave Nuttycombe

In Icelandic with English subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Under the Tree
Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:00 PM
Landmark's E Street Cinema  
This event is 
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Ticket Options

Discount Packages

Packages offered through advance sale only unless otherwise noted. To purchase a package, please follow the links below:

Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($140 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($56 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark's E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004