Magazine article Screen International

'Rams' Director Grimur Hákonarson Plots Next Film

Magazine article Screen International

'Rams' Director Grimur Hákonarson Plots Next Film

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Rams director Grimur Hákonarson is busy at work on the script for his next project, with a working title of The County.

"I'm currently at a good stage with the script, and can say for now that The County is a story with a female protagonist at its centre, set in a rural narrow-minded community in Iceland," Hákonarson told ScreenDaily.

"It's about a process of self discovery, coming out of the closet, and breaking with one's own community and people. It has a similar tone to Rams and a similar setting, as well as a similar combination of humor, drama and suspense - but it's going to be much more political. And this time it's about women and cows, not men and sheep."

Hákonarson will reunite with Rams producer Grimar Jonsson of Reykjavík-based Netop Films, and they are also discussing it with other potential partners.

Rams was a co-production with Denmark's Profile Pictures and made in association with Norway's Film Farms and Poland's Aeroplan,

"I expect that we, in large part, reunite the amazing group of people who worked together on Rams," Hákonarson added. …

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