29th May, 2018

Dark surburban satire UNDER THE TREE coming to UK cinemas from 10 August 2018


This dark surburban satire tells the story of a man who is accused of adultery by his ex-fiancée and forced to move in with his parents. While he fights for custody of his four-year-old daughter, he is gradually sucked into a bitter dispute between his parents and their neighbours regarding an old and beautiful tree that casts a shadow on the neighbours’ deck. As the dispute intensifies – property is damaged, pets mysteriously go missing, security cameras are being installed and there is a rumour that the neighbour was seen with a chainsaw. The cast is led by Steinthor Hroar SteinthorssonEdda Björgvinsdóttir and Sigurdur Sigurjónsson (Rams).

The Icelandic-language film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival as part of the Contemporary World Cinema section. Under the Tree was chosen by the Icelandic Film Academy as its contender for the 2018 Oscars in the foreign-language category.

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s previous credits include Paris Of the North and Either Way. The latter was remade for the US in English by David Gordon Green as Prince AvalancheUnder the Tree was written by Sigurdsson and Huldar Breidfjörd and produced by Grimar Jonsson. It was co-produced Iceland’s Netop Films, Denmark’s Profile Pictures and Poland’s Madants, a trio who previously collaborated on Icelandic hit Rams.

Under the Tree is an apt film for the current political climate; a cautionary tale about what can happen when coexistence and compromise start to fail.  View the trailer here

Under the Tree will be released in selected UK cinemas nationwide from 10 August 2018, followed by a late 2018 home video release as part of the Eureka’s Montage Pictures range of world cinema titles.


Under the Tree will be screening at the following venues [More to be announced]

Belfast, Queen's Film Festival (QFT), 14 April 2018

Hull, Vue (Hull Film Festival), 8 July 2018 

Birmingham, Electric Cinema (Shock & Gore Festival), 4 August 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 


London, Institute for Contemporary Arts (The ICA), 10 August 2018 (7 days)

London, Central Picturehouse, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

London, Curzon Bloomsbury, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

London, Curzon Wimbledon, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

London, Hackney Picturehouse, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Manchester, Home, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre, 10 August 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets 

Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Bristol, Watershed, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Sheffield, Showroom, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Nottingham, Broadway, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Norwich, Cinema City, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse, 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Dundee, DCA (Dundee Contemporary Arts), 10 August 2018 (7 days)

Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre, 10 August 2018 (6 days) Book Tickets 


Bromsgrove, Artrix Arts Centre, 15 August 2018 (2 days) Book Tickets 

Bath, Little Theatre, 17 August 2018 (Selected Shows)

London, Regent Street Cinema, 22 August 2018 (1 day)

Hereford, The Courtyard, 24 August 2018 (1 day) Book Tickets 

Quad, Derby, 24 August 2018 (7 days)

Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre, 28 August 2018 (3 days) Book Tickets 

Hereford, The Courtyard, 28 August 2018 (3 days)

Birmingham, MAC, 31 August 2018 (7 days) Book Tickets 

Gloucester, Guildhall,  31st August 2018 (6 days) Book Tickets 

Stamford, Stamford Arts Centre, 3 September 2018 (2 days) Book Tickets 

Colchester, Firstsite, 4 September 2018 (1 day)

Northampton, Errol Flynn, 3 & 5 September 2018 (2 days)

Lancaster, The Duke Cinema, 10 & 11 September 2018 (2 days)

Oswestry, Kinokulture, 13 September 2018 (1 day) 

Reading, Reading Film Theatre, 9 October 2018 (1 day)

Wareham, Rex Cinema (Purbeck Film Festival), 20 October 2018 (1 day)

Tunbridge Wells, Trinity Theatre, 7 November 2018 (1 day)

Aberystwyth, Arts Centre, 22 & 23 August 2018 (2 days)




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