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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 1:30 / IJsland, Denemarken, Frankrijk / director: Grímur Hákonarson / Cast: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, e.a. / Spoken languages: Ijsland / Subtitles: Dutch, French

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle- aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.

Press:

"In her first leading film role, veteran theater and TV thesp Egilsdóttir makes Inga a sympathetic and convincing earth mother. (...) But she also knows how to load and fire a gun and operate the big rigs." - Variety

"The entire film is imbued with a gentle, subtle irony, which at times lightens the mood, but also reminds us that, after all, we are just observing the life of a small farming community: nothing more, nothing less." - Cineurope




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Fictiefilm / 2019 / duration: 1:30 / / IJsland, Denemarken, Frankrijk director: Grímur Hákonarson / Cast: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, e.a. / Spoken languages: Ijsland / Subtitles: Dutch, French

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle- aged dairy farmer who rebels against the all powerful local Cooperative. Inga tries to get other farmers to join her in rising up against the Co-op’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to this single, dominant enterprise. Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to break free of the Co-op’s grasp and finally live life on her own terms.


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