Indíana Jónsdóttir lives in a large apartment block full of immigrants, whom she despises, and makes her living by preying upon the public welfare system. In her small private garden, she tends to her award-winning laburnum tree. When her only son turns up with a foreign girlfriend, Indíana’s world is upended.
From writer and director Ragnar Bragason, "The Garden" offers a stunning portrayal of human greed and hatred. When those two qualities come together, you get results on a scale that cannot even be measured. An absolutely powerful and awfully realistic performance delivered by Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir will make you want Indiana to be slapped throughout. Her portrayal of a typical racist woman is absolutely top notch. She’s so good that by looking at her remarkable performance, you will wonder whether the actress at some point is playing herself.
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