Kitchen Stove Film | Rams

  • Landmark Cinema Penticton

March 31 at 1, 4 & 7 p.m.                          

Rams (Iceland~subtitled, NR)

Director: Grímur Hákonarson Cast: Gong Li, Chen Daoming, Zhang HuiwenRunning Time: 93 minutes

Despite the fact that they live on neighbouring farms, Gummiand Kiddi have not spoken to one another in forty years, their intermittent and grudging communications carried out via letters carried by Kiddi's dog. Their rivalry reaches its height in the valley's annual competition for best ram, which Kiddi has won several times. After once again losing the prize to the boastful, hard-living Kiddi, the stern and solitary Gummi spots a dead sheep in Kiddi's field, and soon begins to notice symptoms of the lethal and highly contagious disease scrapie in his neighbour's flock. Veterinary authorities quickly arrive in the valley and decree drastic measures that may mean disaster for the entire region, and that the two men determine to resist, each in his distinctive way.

Single Tickets: $13 at the Gallery or The Book Shop. $15 at the theatre before each screening.