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By Wendy Ide   June 2020

The County, Curzon Home Cinema, 22nd May

Dissent and protest are wrapped up in cosy knitwear in the latest in a mini-wave of Icelandic cinema that taps into the country’s dry humour and rebellious spirit. With its resourceful female protagonist—widowed dairy farmer Inga (played by Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir)—and its story of the individual versus an uncaring corporation, The County has a kinship with the previous Icelandic hit Woman at War. Rather than explosives, though, Inga fights with what she has to hand:…

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