Under The Tree
An Icelandic gem – an absurdist comedy and chilling tragedy all rolled into one.
Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
88Mins / 2018 / Iceland / Subtitles
This dark suburban satire tells the story of a man who is accused of adultery by his ex-fiancée and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a bitter dispute between his parents and their neighbours regarding an old and beautiful tree that casts a shadow on the neighbour’s deck. As the dispute intensifies property is damaged, pets mysteriously go missing, security cameras are being installed and there is a rumour that the neighbour was seen with a chainsaw.
“Maintaining an unrelentingly gleeful grip on the film’s tone, Mr. Sigurdsson skilfully whips absurdist comedy and chilling tragedy into a froth of surging hostilities” – The New York Times.
Thursday 11am screenings: all seats just £5, including a free cuppa with your ticket.
Thursday night specials: Dinner and a film
Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc from 6pm, followed by a movie treat. Booking required.