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Under the Tree (Wi Film Festival)
Saturday, April 07, 2018, 06:30pm
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Polish accent during the
20th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival

(original title: Undir trénu)

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Co-production: Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Germany

From the festival notes: "A spat between neighbors escalates wildly out of control in this outrageous Icelandic comedy, guaranteed to make your jaw drop with both laughter and surprise. It's the kind of absurd disagreement only next-door neighbors can get into: Bladvin and Inga are the proud owners of their street's only tree. But over on Konrad and Eybjorg's side of the fence, it blocks the sunlight, which is a prized commodity in Iceland. The former obviously aren't trimming it, so the latter retaliate with some pranks, igniting a ferocious game of one-upmanship that gets pretty ruthless pretty fast. Meanwhile, Inga's adult son moves back home after his wife catches him in a particular compromising position. Suffice it to say, when someone finally revs up the chainsaw, you'll wonder whether it's the tree they're after. Depending on your own neighbors, you might find it satiric or cathartic. This dark delight comes courtesy of Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, the director behind WFF 2013 fave Either Way. Best Comedy Director, 2017 Fantastic Fest. (MK)"


Tickets and Festival Information

Location: Shannon Hall, Memorial Union
800 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706

Looks like good availability of tickets at the venue on screening day