Baldvin Zophoniasson’s second feature is a gripping tale of getting by in post-2008 Iceland. The film follows three very different characters offering a cross section of society after the financial crash. A kind-hearted single mother takes on a demeaning career to stay afloat and protect her child; a dishevelled drifter drinks in order to forget his past; and an ambitious businessman wrestles with his conscience in the face of corporate fraud. As they each consider how to help themselves and the people around them, what emerges is an Amores Perros for the austerity generation, woven into a wildly emotional drama.
Tickets available from the Hackney Picturehouse website here.