Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights to Grimur Hakonarson’s second feature, “Rams.” Starring Sigurdur Sigurjonsson and Theodor Juliusson, the film was this year’s Cannes Un Certain Regard prize winner.
The dark comedy follows Gummi and Kiddi, two estranged brothers who own neighboring sheep farms but have not spoken to each other for four decades. When an incurable illness strikes Kiddi’s flock, authorities determine all sheep in their region must be killed, prompting the brothers to set aside their differences in a quest to save their animals.
“Rams” will be making its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Cohen Media Group is planning to take the film to various fall festivals before a February theatrical release.