Of Horses and Men

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    Of Horses and Men

    Hross i oss

    Directed by

    Iceland, Germany

    2013

    81 min

    • English
    • Icelandic
    • Swedish

    Drama

    The Nordic Council Film PrizeIcelandic submission for the Academy Awards

    A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with terrible consequences.The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.

    Awards

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    • Best Director Award - Tokyo IFF
    • FIPRESCI Prize - Tallinn Black Nights FF
    • Grand Jury Prize, Best Music - Les Arcs European FF
    • Audience Award, FIPRESCI Prize - Göteborg IFF
    • Golden Iris Award - Brussels FF
    • Politiken Audience Award - CPH PIX
    • Nordic Council Film Prize
    • New Director's Award - San Sebastián IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ingvar E. Sigurdsson
    Charlotte Bøving
    Kristbjörg Kjeld
    Steinn Ármann Magnússon
    Helgi Björnsson
    Kjartan Ragnarsson
    Sigrídur María Egilsdóttir
    Juan Camillo Roman Estrada.
    Screenplay
    Benedikt Erlingsson
    Cinematography
    Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson
    Music
    Davíð Þór Jónsson
    Production
    LEIKNAR MYNDIR
    Sales
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    Press

    Flabbergasting images and a delightfully dry sense of humor make OF HORSES AND MEN a debut worthy of celebration.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Benedikt  Erlingsson

    Benedikt Erlingsson

    Iceland

    In my target group is only one person that I have to amuse. And that person is me.

    Benedikt Erlingsson is an Icelandic director, author and actor. OF HORSES AND MEN, Erlingsson’s first feature film as a writer-director, received the New Directors prize at the 2013 San Sebastián Film Festival and went on to win over 20 international awards. Benedikt Erlingsson is a 2016 Gan Foundation for Cinema award winner. His second feature film, WOMAN AT WAR (2018), was selected at the 57th Semaine de la Critique.

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