Icelandic Gems

This looked like some funny-townsfolk comedy and imdb classifies it as a tragicomedy, but there is precious little to laugh about in Rams (2015, directed by Grímur Hákonarson). This movie is tough going but gorgeous both visually and spiritually. Slow pace and understated performances. No spoilers.
The only funny thing is that not only is the dog but the principal sheep are credited by name at the end! Awww.

An excellent TV series is Trapped (2015), a very tight police and family drama, which I won't spoil either. There are twists and turns you won't see coming, but they're all done with that Northern kind of sensibility. Subtle performances that don't need to call attention to themselves to affect. Loved it. 


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