Sat 21 Jan 2017
Director: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson
Iceland, 95 mins, 2016
Genuine and amusingly awkward throughout The Homecoming is a subtle, dark and unpredictable story 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 she is not the perfect daughter in law Gunnar was hoping for but in fact his daughter from an illicit relationship years earlier. With his own relationship in turmoil, Gunnar sets about trying to sabotage his sons plans to marry Sunna and is forced to face his deepest secrets.