Under the Tree at Keswick Film Club


Organizer: Keswick Film Club

Name: Keswick Alhambra Cinema

Phone: 017687 72195

Email: info@keswickfilmclub.org

Website: https://www.keswickfilmclub.org


St. Johns Street
Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5AG

Price Notes

£6.50 or £5.00 members


The Alhambra Cinema is located in St Johns Street just up from the Market Square.


What price peace when the tree causes a shadow?

As you sip your sherry under your Christmas tree, wondering
whether to put a star or just a light on the top, spare a thought
for those with larger problems in the world...like Atli here in
Iceland. Forced to move back home with his parents for reasons
I’ll let him explain when you see the film, he finds himself in a
battleground between his parents and their neighbours; is the
tree in his parents’ garden beautiful as they believe, or just
blocking the sun as the neighbours argue? “Can’t they just
move their chairs over a bit into the sun?”
It being an Icelandic film and a comedy, you can guess the argument doesn’t
stop there; even their pets are at loggerheads (inevitably, one family has a
dog, the other a cat…) and the temperature rises with the heat of the Icelandic
summer sun...‘snippy comments give way to petty cruelties that eventually
escalate to an absolute breakdown of social order...“Has everyone lost their
mind?” one character cries at one point
’ - Ann Hornaday,
Washington Post.
She continues - ‘Sigurdsson clearly has his finger on the pulse,
not only of smoothly engrossing filmmaking, but also his own
anxious times. ‘Under the Tree’ is a stylish, bluntly effective
parable for an increasingly uncivil and irrational age
’, whilst
Bruce DeMara, in the Toronto Star thinks - ‘Sigurdsson throws in
some nice stylistic touches throughout to create an alternating
mood of absurdity and foreboding’. 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
16/12/2018 16/12/2018 5pm