A group of very different people brought together by their chronic fear of flying are stranded in the wintry north in this black comedy.
A special forces veteran, an uptight property developer, an influencer with half a million followers and an incompetent instructor are thrown together on a high-end fear of flying course. The course’s final challenge is an experience flight from London to Iceland, which ends up being a horrendous ordeal. Lost in Iceland, freezing and terrified, they must find a way of facing their fears and working together to spread their wings… and fly.
Meet the director
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, born in 1978, is a graduate of the film program at Columbia University, New York. His first feature film, EITHER WAY (2011), was screened at festivals around the world and was remade in the United States as PRINCE AVALANCHE, starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. His second feature film, PARIS OF THE NORTH, was screened at various festivals after its premiere in competition in Karlovy Vary in 2014. UNDER THE TREE premiered in Venice and Toronto in 2017, was the second biggest Icelandic box office hit of the year, and was selected to be Iceland's entry for the international Oscar.