The suburbs of Reykjavik, fresh air, peace and quiet and perfectly trimmed green lawns. This idyllic atmosphere can't last forever, however, as a conflict between neighbors breaks out at one of the housing estates. The bone of contention is a giant old tree belonging to Baldvin and Inga that casts a shadow on Eybjorg and Konrad's garden. This trivial problem gets blown completely out of proportion, the previously polite neighbors are pushed over the edge, and wild emotions get the better of common sense. Someone is puncturing car tires and pets start to disappear under unexplained circumstances. Security cameras need to be installed. A rumor starts to spread that one of the neighbors was seen with a chainsaw.
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland in 1978. He studied screenwriting and film directing at Columbia University, New York. His first feature film Either Way screened at more than 50 film festivals around the world and was re-made in the US as Prince Avalanche. In 2012, Hafsteinn Gunnar was selected as “Variety’s Ten European Directors to Watch”. Paris of the North is his second feature film, Under the Tree is his third feature film.
2007 Skröltormar (short)
2011 Tak czy siak / Á annan veg / Either Way
2014 París norðursins / Paris of the North
2017 W cieniu drzewa / Undir trénu / Under the Tree