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Coming to the AFI FEST 2015: “Rams”

Coming to the AFI FEST 2015: "Rams"

The Icelandic contender for Oscar nomination in
the Best Foreign Language Film category,  Rams” (“Hrutar”) by Grímur
Hákonarson
premiered in Cannes’ Un
Certain Regard where it won the award for best picture.  It went on to play in Telluride and
Toronto.  Its international sales
agent, New Europe Film Sales is a comparatively new company, the first private
enterprise out of Poland, founded by former American Film Festival/ US in
Progress publicist, Jan Naszewski. Cohen
Media will release the film in the U.S.

Rams” screens at AFI FEST on November 6 at 6:45 PM and on November 11 at 1:15 PM

AFI Programmer Beth Hanna describes the film here:

Two estranged brothers in
rural Iceland must come together when a fatal outbreak strikes their sheep
herds.

Sheepherder brothers
Gummi and Kiddi have been estranged for years, going about their separate lives
on neighboring farms in northern Iceland. When Gummi discovers a fatal outbreak
in his brother’s herd, their community spirals into grave uncertainty, unsure
how to survive when the animals they’ve built livelihoods around must be put
down. What results from these dire circumstances is at once surprising, quietly
hilarious and heartbreaking. With dry humor, great sympathy and a patient,
stark filmmaking style, director Grímur Hákonarson shows us how
seemingly doomed relationships can change when we least expect them to.

Cohen Media will release
stateside. 

International Film Agent,
New Europe Film Sales, has sold this to Australia–Palace
Films
, Austria–Filmladen
Ges.M
, Belgium–Imagine
Film Di
, Canada–Métropole
Films
, China–Lemon
Tree Medi
a, Costa Rica–Pacifica
Grey
, Czech Repu–Aerofilms,
Denmark–Scanbox
Enterta
inment, Ecuador–Tropico
Cine
, Germany–Arsenal
Filmver
, Greece–Ama Films, Hong
Kong–Encore
Inflight
, Hungary–Mozinet
Ltd.
, Italy–Bim Distribuzio, Japan–Gaga
Corporatio
n, Mexico–Interior
13 Cin
e, Netherland–Imagine
Film Di
, Norway–Arthaus,
Poland–Gutek
Film Ltd
, Portugal–Leopardo
Filmes
, Romania–Transilvania
Fi
lm, Slovenia–Demiurg, Spain–Karma Films,
Switzerland–Xenix
Filmdistr
, Taiwan–Maison
Motion,
Turkey–Filmarti
Film
, U.K.–Soda
Pictures

Director: Grímur
Hákonarson

Screenwriter: Grímur
Hákonarson

Producer: Grímar Jónsson

Director of Photography:
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen

Editor: Kristján
Loðmfjörð

Production Designer: Bjarni
Massi, Sigurb Jörnsson

Music: Alti Örvarsson

Cast: Sigurður
Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Charlotte Bøving

Iceland, 2015

93 min.

Feature

World Cinema Section

AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of
global cinema and today’s Hollywood. 
It is an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come
together with audiences in the movie capital of the world.  AFI FEST is
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festival for both Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®. 

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