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Virtual Film: The County/Héraðið

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Apr 15
Apr 18
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Virtual Film: The County/Héraðið
Apr 15, 2021 - Apr 18, 2021
12:00am - 11:59pm PST

“(An) audience-pleasing, humanist drama…Full of feisty female energy and imagery, and sprinkled with rousing “you go girl!” comic moments”—Variety

“Egilsdóttir is fantastic in the lead role thanks to a relatable mixture of futility working a tireless job and ferocity… The County shows that it only takes one person to beat the drum for change to occur”—The Film Stage

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the monopolistic practices of the Erpsfjörður, a powerful local farming cooperative. After launching a one-person battle, Inga attempts to persuade other farmers join her in rising up against the cooperative’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to its single, dominant enterprise. To break free of the cooperative’s grasp, Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to finally live life on her own terms. The County opened the Nordic Lights Film Festival 2019.

From April 15 through 18, you can watch screenings of The County /Héraðið (Iceland, 2019) online, available to audiences throughout the US. Screenings are co-presented by National Nordic Museum with Scandinavia House and Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

This event is virtual; tickets are purchased via Scandinavia House. Tickets are available here. National Nordic Museum Members receive a discount with the code: Seattle

Cost: $8 for Members; $13 general admission. Purchase tickets here.

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson; 92 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Special thanks to Dekanalog.

About the Director:

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson, graduated from FAMU in 2004. His graduate film, Slavek The Shit, was selected to the Cinefoundation section of Cannes Film Festival 2005. The film traveled widely and won 12 festival prizes, including the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. 

His next short film, Wrestling, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2007 and won 25 festival prizes around the world. Grimur’s previous feature film, Rams, won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. The film has received more than 30 international awards and won 11 Icelandic Academy Awards.

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“(An) audience-pleasing, humanist drama…Full of feisty female energy and imagery, and sprinkled with rousing “you go girl!” comic moments”—Variety

“Egilsdóttir is fantastic in the lead role thanks to a relatable mixture of futility working a tireless job and ferocity… The County shows that it only takes one person to beat the drum for change to occur”—The Film Stage

Set in a small Icelandic farming community, The County tells the story of Inga, a middle-aged dairy farmer who rebels against the monopolistic practices of the Erpsfjörður, a powerful local farming cooperative. After launching a one-person battle, Inga attempts to persuade other farmers join her in rising up against the cooperative’s corruption, but encounters great resistance, forcing her to confront the community’s dependence and loyalty to its single, dominant enterprise. To break free of the cooperative’s grasp, Inga must use her resourcefulness and cunning to finally live life on her own terms. The County opened the Nordic Lights Film Festival 2019.

From April 15 through 18, you can watch screenings of The County /Héraðið (Iceland, 2019) online, available to audiences throughout the US. Screenings are co-presented by National Nordic Museum with Scandinavia House and Scandinavian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

This event is virtual; tickets are purchased via Scandinavia House. Tickets are available here. National Nordic Museum Members receive a discount with the code: Seattle

Cost: $8 for Members; $13 general admission. Purchase tickets here.

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson; 92 min. In Icelandic with English subtitles. Special thanks to Dekanalog.

About the Director:

Icelandic director Grímur Hákonarson, graduated from FAMU in 2004. His graduate film, Slavek The Shit, was selected to the Cinefoundation section of Cannes Film Festival 2005. The film traveled widely and won 12 festival prizes, including the Silver Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival. 

His next short film, Wrestling, premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2007 and won 25 festival prizes around the world. Grimur’s previous feature film, Rams, won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2015. The film has received more than 30 international awards and won 11 Icelandic Academy Awards.

woman sitting against a white backdrop

 

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