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Of Horses and Men
Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men

A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become intertwined with enormous consequences. The fortunes of people in the countryside as seen through the eyes of horses.

Synopsis

The man loves the woman and the woman loves the man but the man is in love with his most prized possession, the mare, and the mare is obsessed with the stallion.

In a remote valley in Iceland where neighbors follow each other closely, the couple's first official visit is closely monitored.

Spring is coming and with it, the dangerous force of nature.

This can not end well.

Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences for the whole community. We follow the fortune of people through the horses’ perception.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: August 30, 2013, Háskólabíó
  • International Premiere Date: September 23, 2013, San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Length: 81 min.
  • Language: Icelandic
  • Original Title: Hross í oss
  • International Title: Of Horses and Men
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Norway, Germany
  • IMDB: Of Horses and Men
  • Website: www.hrosss.is
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: HD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Pune International Film Festival, Indland, 2016
  • Isländska Filmdagar på Zita Stockholm, 2016
  • Ekenäs Filmfestival, Finnland, 2015
  • Trieste Film Festival, 2015
  • Arktisen Upeeta Festival, Finnland, 2015
  • Nordic Film Focus, Ítalía, 2015
  • Madeira Film Festival, 2015
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Indland, 2015
  • Blue Sea Film Festival, Finnland, 2015
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2015
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2014
  • New Zealand International Film Festival, 2014
  • Gimli Film Festival, 2014
  • Two Riversides Art and Film Festival, 2014
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2014
  • Montréal World Film Festival, 2014
  • Espoo Ciné International Film Festival, 2014
  • Der Neue Heimatfilm Filmfestival Freistadt, 2014
  • Nordic Film Days, Faroe Islands, 2014
  • Eurasia International Film Festival, 2014
  • Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy, 2014
  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, 2014
  • Vancouver International Film Festival, 2014
  • Ulaanbaatar International Film Festival, 2014
  • Chicago International Film Festival, 2014
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, 2014
  • Tromsö International Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Audience award.
  • Göteborg International Fillm Festival, 2014 - Award: Audience award. FIPRESCI Critics Award.
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2014
  • Scandinavian Film Festival LA, 2014
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2014
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 2014
  • Cinema Mundi International Film Festival, 2014
  • Luxembourg City Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Special mention.
  • Cleveland International Film Festival, 2014
  • Tokyo Northern Lights, 2014
  • !f Istanbul Independent International Film Festival, 2014
  • Portland International Film Festival, 2014
  • Bergamo Film Meeting, 2014
  • Annonay Film Festival, 2014
  • Scandinavian House NY, 2014
  • Icelandic Film Showing in Finland, 2014
  • The Dublin International Film Festival, 2014
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, 2014
  • Camerimage, 2014
  • Glasgow International Film Festival, 2014
  • New Directors/New Films NY, 2014
  • Belfast Film Festival, 2014
  • Aubagne International Film Festival, 2014 - Award: Best film. Best original score (Davíd Thór Jónsson).
  • Walhalla, Helsinki, Finland, 2014
  • The Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, Holland, 2014
  • Camerimage, 2014
  • Chennai International Film Festival, 2014
  • Panorama of the European Film, Cairo, Egypt, 2014
  • LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International, 2014
  • Guadalajara International Film Festival, 2014
  • Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, 2014
  • Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, 2014
  • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 2014
  • CPH PIX, 2014
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2014
  • Titanic International Film Festival, 2014
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2014
  • Bari International Film Festival, 2014
  • Washington DC Film Festival, 2014
  • San Francisco International Film Festival, 2014
  • Emden-Norderney International Film Festival, 2014
  • Seattle International Film Festival, 2014
  • Salisbury International Arts Festival, 2014
  • Berkshire International Film Festival, 2014
  • Transilvania International Film Festival, 2014
  • Sydney International Film Festival, 2014
  • Brussels Film Festival, 2014
  • Festroia International Film Festival, 2014
  • Midnight Sun Film Festival, 2014
  • LA Film Fest, 2014
  • Ischia Film Festival, 2014
  • Iceland Sounds & Sagas, 2014
  • Icelandic Film Festival, Nuuk, 2014
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2014 - Award: Special Effects of the year (Jörundur Rafn Arnarson). Nominated for Make-up Achievement of the year (Sigríður Rósa Bjarnadóttir og Gunnhildur Erlingsdóttir). Screenplay of the year (Benedikt Erlingsson). Nominated for Sound Design of the year (Friðrik Sturluson, Páll S. Guðmundsson og Stúdíó Sýrland). Nominated for Editing of the year (Davíð Alexander Corno). Film of the year. Cinematography of the year (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson). Leading Actor of the year (Ingvar E. Sigurðsson). Nominated for Leading Actress of the year (Charlotte Böving). Nominated for Supporting Actress of the year (Sigríður María Egilsdóttir). Nominated for Supporting Actor of the year (Steinn Ármann Magnússon). Nominated for Set Design of the year (Sigurður Óli Pálmarsson). Director of the year (Benedikt Erlingsson). Nominated for Musical Score of the year (Davíð Þór Jónsson).
  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Won the Kutxa-New Directors Awards.
  • Tokyo International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Best director (Benedikt Erlingsson).
  • Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Best debut film. Best cinematography (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson). FIPRESCI award for best film.
  • Amiens International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Prize of the City of Amiens. Best actress in a leading role (Charlotte Bøving).
  • Nordic Filmdays Luebeck, 2013 - Award: Opening film.
  • REC - Tarragona International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Youth award.
  • Festival de Cinema Europeen des Arcs, 2013 - Award: The Grand Jury Prize. Best Music (Davíd Thór Jónsson).

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