The latest offering in the Kitchen Stove Film Series put on by the Penticton Art Gallery is the Icelandic film Rams.
In a secluded valley in Iceland, Gummi and Kiddi live side by side, tending to their sheep. Their ancestral sheep-stock is considered one of the country’s best and the two brothers are repeatedly honoured for their prized rams, who carry an ancient lineage. Although they share the land and a way of life, Gummi and Kiddi have not spoken to each other in four decades. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. The authorities decide to cull all the animals in the area to contain the outbreak. This is a near death sentence for the farmers, whose sheep are their main source of income, and many abandon their land. But Gummi and Kiddi don’t give up so easily – and each brother tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle and Gummi by using his wits.
Screenings take place on March 31 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. All movies are screened at Landmark 7 Cinema in Penticton.
Single tickets are $13 at the art gallery or The Book Shop, and tickets are $15 at the theatre before each screening.