Magazine article Screen International

'Rams' Team Gears Up for 'The County'

Magazine article Screen International

'Rams' Team Gears Up for 'The County'

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EXCLUSIVE: The film is being set up as an Iceland, Denmark, and France co-production.

Grimur Hakonarson, the Icelandic director who won Un Certain Regard in 2015 with Rams, is planning to shoot his next feature The County starting in February 2018.

As with Rams, Jan Naszewski's New Europe will handle sales.

The film is being set up as an Iceland, Denmark, and France co-production.

Grimar Jonsson's Netop Films in Iceland leads the production, reuniting with Rams co-producer Profile Pictures in Denmark and adding in French partner Haut et Court.

The film has just secured about $1.1m backing from the Icelandic Film Centre.

The story is a drama set in rural Iceland, about Inga, a middle aged cow farmer, who loses her husband in a car accident and must stand on her own two feet. …

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