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World Cinema

Of Horses and Men

(Hross I Oss)

Year 2013
Runtime 81 mins
Language Icelandic, Swedish, English
Subtitles Yes

A series of bizarre tales play out in a small town in Iceland where the preferred mode of transportation is horseback.

Celebrated Icelandic theatre director Benedikt Erlingsson makes an immediately memorable film debut weaving unforgettable images that are at once absurd, comedic and human. As Erlingsson looks closer and closer at the integral role of the horses in the events of the citizens’ daily lives, we become incapable of separating man from horse.

TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, BEST DIRECTOR.

Countries

Germany Iceland Norway
Awards
Tokyo International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Best director (Benedikt Erlingsson), San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Won the Kutxa-New Directors Awards, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2013 - Award: Best debut film. Best cinematography, FIPRESCI award for best film, 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
Festivals
Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2014, Tokyo International Film Festival, 2013, San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2013, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 2013, Tromsö International Film Festival, 2014, Göteborg International Fillm Festival, 2014, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2014
Director
Benedikt Erlingsson
Producer
Friorik Por Frioriksson
Screenwriter
Benedikt Erlingsson
Cinematographer
Bergsteinn Bjorgulfsson
Editor
David Alexander Corno
Cast
Ingvar E. Sigurosson, Charlotte Boving