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Of Horses and Men

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Country:  Iceland

Year of Production:  2013

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Synopsis

Winner of the Best New Director award at the San Sebastián Film Festival and numerous accolades internationally, Benedikt Erlingsson’s critically acclaimed debut feature OF HORSES AND MEN is a darkly comedic, episodic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses. Unique, engaging and beautifully shot, OF HORSES AND MEN was Iceland's official submission for the 2014 Oscars and won in six categories at the 2014 Edda Awards (The Icelandic Film and Television Academy), including Director of the Year, Screenplay of the Year and Best Film.

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Cast

Starring: 

Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving, Steinn Ármann Magnússon, Helgi Björnsson, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Sigríður María Egilsdóttir

Credits

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Writer(s): 

Benedikt Erlingsson

Producers: 

Friðrik Þór Friðriksson

Editor:  David Alexander Corno

Cinematographer:  Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson

Music: 

Davíð Þór Jónsson

Production Details

Country:  Iceland

Year of Production:  2013

Language:  Icelandic

Subtitles: 

  • English

Duration:  80 minutes

Shooting gauge:  Digital

Original aspect ratio:  16:9

Genre(s): 

  • Comedy
  • Drama

Theatrical Release Date:  13 June 2014

DVD Release Date:  22 September 2014

Also available on Blu-Ray:  22 September 2014

Reviews

Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

"glorious... spectacular... tender, delicate and funny...an incredible film"

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Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN

Robbie Collin, DAILY TELEGRAPH

"a heart-swelling and frostily beautiful debut"

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Robbie Collin, DAILY TELEGRAPH

David Parkinson, EMPIRE

"inventive, offbeat and, at times, jaw-dropping."

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David Parkinson, EMPIRE

Emma Simmonds, LITTLE WHITE LIES

"visually eloquent and delightfully original"

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Emma Simmonds, LITTLE WHITE LIES

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

"A remarkable big screen debut…absorbing and intriguing"

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VARIETY

"Flabbergasting images and a delightfully dry sense of humour make 'Of Horses and Men' a debut worthy of celebration… Erlingsson reveals an astonishingly inventive eye and a sensitivity to the confluence of spirit between man and animal that's impossible to capture in words…"

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Malcolm Lewis, NEW INTERNATIONALIST

"wonderfully entertaining. "

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Malcolm Lewis, NEW INTERNATIONALIST

 

 

 

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