Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson, 2013, 81mins, Iceland/Germany, Subtitles, Cert TBC
Mon 23 June 2014 // 20:00
Tue 24 June 2014 // 20:00 *
Wed 25 June 2014 // 20:00
Tickets: £5/£4/£3 (TTT/Babycinema)
A strangely hypnotic, darkly comic look at a quirky horse-riding community in stunning rural Iceland. Pondering the relationship between man and horse, six interrelated vignettes of sex and death are told, highlighting the blind cruelty of fate.
“Delightfully comedic and adorned with gorgeous vistas of the Icelandic landscape, Benedikt Erlingsson's directorial début Of Horses and Men is a compelling exploration of the animal instincts in all of us. Set in a rural community where horses are a crucial part of the social interaction, the actor turned writer/ director allows the spectator to see the world of his human characters through their equines' expressive eyes. His story combines a peculiar affinity for tragedy with light hearted charm.” http://blogs.indiewire.com/
Iceland's official Oscar entry for best foreign film and winner of multiple awards in in many countries, including Director of the Year, Screenplay of the Year and Best Film in Iceland’s Film and TV awards.
"a wondrously strange affair" ★★★★★ The Independent
"Unforgettable" ★★★★ The Telegraph
"hysterically funny and oddly moving" ★★★★ Little White Lies
"This film deserves its cult status" ★★★★ The Guardian
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