|Thurs 17th July||7.45pm|
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson | Iceland | 2013 | 81 mins | Icelandic w/Eng ST
Cast: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving, Maria Ellingsen, Kristbjörg Kjeld
Iceland’s Oscar submission and theatre director Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut, Of Horses and Men is a darkly funny, inventive and very distinctive film set in a quirky community in stunning rural Iceland. Pondering the relationship between man and horse (the direct translation of the original title is ‘Horse in us’) Erlingsson tells stories of horse-owners and their beloved animals, depicting the struggles, romances and jealousies of key members of this small, esoteric Icelandic hamlet in a film that’s inflected with a bone-dry humour and set against a memorably beautiful landscape.
“Something truly and seductively strange” **** Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
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