Swedish family satire with a sting

Under The Tree is a carefully delineated and brutally effective parable for our increasingly hostile and uncivil times

12th August, 2018
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Edda Björgvinsdóttir in Under The Tree

Good fences make good neighbours, as the poet once said, but bad ones are much more fun in Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s Under The Tree, a gleefully cruel social satire that recalls last year’s Oscar-nominee The Square in it’s smooth escalation from comic farce to something approaching psychological horror.

A carefully delineated and brutally effective parable for our increasingly hostile and uncivil times, Sigurðsson takes the...

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