Who would have thought that a tale about sheep in rural Iceland could bring tears to your eyes? Gr+â-¡mur HakonarsonGÇÖs RAMS does just that. Majestically shot in a spectacular, weather-swept valley, this wryly observed fable about two brothers who are more obstinate than the sheep they breed begins as a droll comedy about rural life and grows into a graceful and mythic tale about family, community and legacy. Siblings Gummi (Sigur+â-¦ur Sigurj+â-¦nsson) and Kiddi (Theod+â-¦r J+â-¦l+â-¡usson) have been living side by side without speaking to each other for forty years, each tending to their pedigree ancestral flock. When communication canGÇÖt be avoided, KiddiGÇÖs dog Somi trots between houses carrying their handwritten notes between his teeth. Kiddi is a boozer and brawler, a popular figure at community get-togethers, but itGÇÖs through the eyes of his gentle younger brother Gummi that we see him acting out. Their world is upended when the valley comes under threat from infection. While neighbours abandon their land, each brother tries to stave off disaster: Kiddi by taking action, and Gummi by using his wits. As the authorities close in, thereGÇÖs every reason for them to set aside a lifetime of hostility to save their special breed, and their unique way of life, from extinction. But can they? The hugely-popular winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Film Prize at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival H+â-íkonarson effortlessly balances humour and pathos to tell a tale that feels both intimate and epic, a loving portrait of both culture and family in a place where change doesnGÇÖt come easily.