Íslenska

Of Horses and Men

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.

Crew

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
  • Website
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
    Yes
  • Production Format
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio
    16:9
  • Color
    Yes
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital
  • Screening format and subtitles
    DCP

Company Credits

Festivals

  • 2016
    Pune International Film Festival, Indland
  • 2016
    Isländska Filmdagar på Zita Stockholm
  • 2015
    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
  • 2014
    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 - Award: Audience award.
  • 2014
    Göteborg International Fillm Festival - Award: Audience award. FIPRESCI Critics Award.
  • 2014
    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 - Award: Special mention.
  • 2014
    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 - Award: Best film. Best original score (Davíd Thór Jónsson).
  • 2014
    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 - 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).
  • 2013
    San Sebastian International Film Festival - Award: Won the Kutxa-New Directors Awards.
  • 2013
    Tokyo International Film Festival - Award: Best director (Benedikt Erlingsson).
  • 2013
    Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - Award: Best debut film. Best cinematography (Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson). FIPRESCI award for best film.
  • 2013
    Amiens International Film Festival - Award: Prize of the City of Amiens. Best actress in a leading role (Charlotte Bøving).
  • 2013
    Nordic Filmdays Luebeck - Award: Opening film.
  • 2013
    REC - Tarragona International Film Festival - Award: Youth award.
  • 2013
    Festival de Cinema Europeen des Arcs - Award: The Grand Jury Prize. Best Music (Davíd Thór Jónsson).