Jasper Rees

Barking mad | 9 August 2018

This Icelandic film about a boundary dispute will doubtless be shown on two-and-a-half screens but it merits attention

Every so often there’s a news story in which neighbours quarrel over rampaging leylandii. The police are summoned, the case reaches the court, and whole lives are consumed by inextinguishable hatred. These nuclear tiffs are a Middle England staple. A boundary dispute is a border dispute writ small. Other European nations have watched their negotiable frontiers move around like a boundary rope on a cricket pitch.

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