The Garden

Local title
Aed
Title in Russian
Сад
Original title
Gullregn
Director
Ragnar Bragason
Country
Iceland, Poland
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

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.

Director
Ragnar Bragason
Screenwriter
Ragnar Bragason
Cast
Sigrún Edda Björnsdóttir, Karolina Gruszka, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
Producer
Davíd Óskar Ólafsson
DoP
Árni Filippusson
Editor
Michal Czarnecki
Runtime
Language
English, Polish, Icelandic

Screenings

Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening030601 / Aed
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening035007 / Aed
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening160203 / Aed
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening171501 / Aed
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration