OF HORSES AND MEN
WINNER OF BEST DIRECTOR at San Sebastian Film Festival and Tokyo International Film Festival.
An extraordinary tale exploring the timeless relationship between human and horse, Of Horses and Men is an equine odyssey from celebrated Icelandic filmmaker Fridrik Thor Fridriksson (Cold Fever, Devil’s Island) and director Benedikt Erlingsson.
Set in a remote valley in picturesque Iceland, where neighbours know each others' every move, the community is preparing itself for a colourful Spring season of spirited amorous adventures and inevitable heartbreak.
The story of Kolbeinn (Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, K-19: The Widowmaker), a man of the land who is in love with Solveig (Charlotte Bøving). With an open heart she returns his love and admiration but must understand that Kolbeinn is staunchly dedicated to his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána who is in turn obsessed with the mighty stallion Brúnn.
Love and death become interlaced with immense consequences for the whole community as we follow the fortunes of the townsfolk through the horses’ wide-eyed perception in Of Horses and Men.
- Charlotte Boving
- Ingvar Eggert Sigurosson
- Benedikt Erlingsson