On Wednesday 1st March Swindon Film Society returns to the Arts Centre with “Rams”, a film that takes us to the far North: Iceland, and a harsh and frozen environment where it seems only sheep and bearded men can survive.
Two such men are Gummi and Kiddi, brothers who have nursed a fervent hatred of each other for 40 years, despite the many things they have in common. When disease threatens to destroy the flocks that they love, they find themselves forced grudgingly into collaboration. The results are both hilarious and tragic.
Director and writer Grímur Hákonarson has produced a film that looks tenderly at how much the passions of hatred and love have in common, and the final scenes contain some unforgettable imagery.
This film won the “Un Certain Regard” prize at Cannes 2015, and should also be awarded a prize for amazing Scandi knitwear!
Swindon Film Society welcomes all members and guests, however it does have a certificate of 15.
Doors open at 7.15pm with the film starting at 7.45pm and lasting approximately 90 minutes. The Arts Centre bar will be open.
If you’d like to relax in Old Town before the film, Los Gatos, the popular tapas bar are offering a 10% discount to Film Society members who book by phone before 6.30pm on film nights.