Music & Art Jan 29, 2016

Icelandic Blockbuster “RAMS” Makes Official North American Debut

The film will premiere in NYC on Feb. 3 and LA on Feb. 5.

Iceland film buffs take note: Iceland’s hit movie “RAMS” is coming to North America. The film will debut in New York City’s Lincoln Plaza and Film Forum on February 3. On February 5, “RAMS” hits Los Angeles for a premiere at the Laemmle Royal. Canadian film fans, don’t worry: you’ll have several chances to view the blockbuster beginning February 10.

“RAMS” is a tragicomedy that tells the story of two estranged Icelandic sheepherding brothers who haven’t spoken to each other in more than 40 years, despite living on neighboring farms. As tragedy strikes the area, the two must band together to protect what they both hold dear. The movie was submitted as a “Best Foreign Language Film” entry for the 2016 Academy Awards.

Post your photos of sheep or Icelandic sweaters using #sheepandsweaters and #RAMSfilm for your chance to win one of our “Rams” prize packs! Two lucky grand prize winners will win tickets to the “RAMS” either the New York City or Los Angeles showings, and one runner-up will win a “RAMS” movie poster.   

Additional United States show dates are:

Rams U.S. Showtimes

What the critics are saying:

“Writer-director Grímur Hákonarson’s “Rams” is also a moving, deftly told tale about various kinds of loss—of ovine companionship, identity, family and community.” – Wall Street Journal 

“Written and directed by Grímur Hákonarson and winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, “Rams” is the latest in a series of excellent films to come out of Iceland.” – LA Times

“The funny and affecting Rams strikes a rare blow for Icelandic cinema” – A.V. Club

Director “Hakonarson lovingly captures a deeply rooted rural culture that is closely connected to the Icelandic national spirit.” – Variety

“A simply but skillfully told tale of the hardships of isolated rural life in Iceland even today.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Don’t want to wait that long? Take a look at the trailer below: