Original title Hross í Oss
Director Benedikt Erlingsson
Tech 81 min, Iceland, 2013
Awards Best New Director in San Sebastian, Best Director Tokyo International Film Festival, FIPRESCI awards in Tallinn and Gothenborg. Iceland’s Oscar entry for 2013
Synopsis Stories of untamed people: A modern Icelandic saga about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses’ perception.
Press screening: Monday, March 3, 2.15pm, FSLC
Public screenings: Saturday, March 22, 6:15pm, MoMA, Titus 1
Monday, March 24, 6:30pm, FSLC, Walter Reade
“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 like to keep tabs on each other, the couple’s first official visit is closely monitored. Spring is coming and with it, the dangerous force of nature. This cannot end well. Love and death become interlaced – with immense consequences for the whole community.”
Jay Weissberg in Variety: Flabbergasting images and a delightfully dry sense of humor make “Of Horses and Men” a debut worthy of celebration.
Neil Young in The Hollywood Reporter: “[Iceland’s] “most successful cinematic export since the pre-crisis, pre-volcano days,”