Of Horses and Men
Iceland’s Oscar submission is an inventive comedy that percolates with deadpan humor and beautiful images of this quirky horse-riding community. Horses and humans are given equal weight in this story that follows multiple threads: stately equestrian Kolbeinn who holds the village in awe; Vernharder who rides into the sea on the prospect of getting a little Vodka; Grimur who dislike this modern notion of fences; and Spanish tourist Juan, who finds himself stuck in this hamlet. Director Benedikt Erlingsson is not afraid to deliver an ounce of shock and peculiarity right along with the humor.
Best Director at Tokyo International Film Festival, Audience Award and FIPRESCI Prize at Göteborg Film Festival, Kutxa Award for Best New Director at San Sebastián International Film Festival, Best Actress and Prize of the City of Amiens at Amiens International Film Festival.
Screening in BEST of FEST on 4/23.