Cohen Media Group has acquired North American rights to Cannes Un Certain Regard prizewinner Rams, the second film from Icelandic writer-director Grimur Hakonarson.

The dark comedy follows two estranged brothers, Gummi and Kiddi, who own adjacent sheep farms but have not spoken to each other for four decades. When an incurable, contagious illness strike’s Kiddi’s flock, authorities determine all sheep in their region must be killed, prompting the brothers to set aside their differences in a quest to save their animals. Rams will debut in North America at the Toronto Film Festival, with other festival appearances to follow, and a theatrical release planned for February.

Written and directed by Hakonarson, Rams stars Sigurdur Sigurjonsson and Theodor Juliusson. Cohen Media Group SVP John Kochman and Jan Naszewski, CEO of Warsaw-based New Europe Film Sales, negotiated the deal.