Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

The County
(Héraðið)

 

Year: 2019
Country: ICELAND, DENMARK, GERMANY, FRANCE
Run Time: 92 minutes

The County
The County
The County
The County

Married couple, Inga and Reynir, own an Icelandic dairy farm on the brink of bankruptcy. Most of their debt is to the community cooperative that controls their manufacturing supplies and their milk’s distribution to customers. Inga is tired of the co-op monopoly, but Reynir insists it’s in their best interest to remain loyal to the co-op. He discourages her from purchasing cheaper supplies from outside businesses. Inga reluctantly complies. That is, until Reynir dies under mysterious circumstances and she learns he was a co-op informant, coerced to reveal members purchasing outside the cooperative, who would then be blacklisted. An enraged Inga exposes their mafia-style practices on the internet, igniting a chain of events with momentous consequences. Soon, she has a reporter on her doorstep, a divided community at her back, and co-op leadership taking notice. THE COUNTY is an edge-of-your-seat thriller of a one-woman resistance against a perverted organization that’s forgotten its founding principles. Fueled by rage, grief, and the need for justice, Inga works selflessly to expose the corruption that caused her husband’s death. (In Icelandic with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET

Thursday, April 02, 2020 at 8:25 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 3:45 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director

Director
Grímur Hákonarson

Producer
Grímar Jónsson

Cinematography
Mart Taniel

Editing
Kristján Loðmfjörð

Principal Cast
Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson, Hinrik Ólafsson, Hannes Óli Ágústsson, Edda Björg Eyjólfsdóttir

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Community Partner

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Ohio

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