Run time: 80mins

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Cast: Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving

Synopsis: ‘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.

Stunning views of Iceland’s volcanic landscapes provide the backdrop to Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut feature which highlights the remarkable bond between human and horse, through a number of vignettes of Icelandic life.

The affection between Kolbeinn and Solveig is matched by the obvious attraction between their stallion and mare horses; a Spanish tourist relies on his horse when he is caught in a snowstorm; a local man rides out to a Russian ship intent on buying cheap vodka – magnificent horses are central to these tales of love and death, loyalty, suffering and sacrifice.

This is an intriguing and memorable directorial debut from Benedikt Erlingsson, with superb ensemble performances.  The magnificent and unforgettable vistas of Iceland are stunningly photographed and plenty of sly and earthy humour emerges from the characters’ relationships with their horses. A splendid curio not to be missed.


URL: http://www.axiomfilms.co.uk/films/coming-soon/of-horses-and-men.html

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