SAT 21 JAN: 6PM
Director: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Starring: Hilmar Jónsson, Harpa Arnardóttir, Hilmir Jensson
Iceland, 95 mins, 2016
Genuine and amusingly awkward throughout, The Homecoming is a subtle, dark and unpredictable story which has been hailed as 'the best Icelandic incest comedy ever'.
Gunnar is a smug sociologist in his fifties who has written countless self-help books. When his son, David introduces his new girlfriend Sunna to the family, it soon becomes clear that she is not the perfect daughter-in-law Gunnar was hoping for. She is in fact Gunnar's daughter from an illicit affair years earlier.
With his own relationship in turmoil, Gunnar sets about trying to sabotage his son’s plans to marry Sunna and is forced to face his deepest secrets.
VENUE: STUDIO 74, EXETER PHOENIX