Of Horses and Men
Date: 15 June
Address: Scala, Ved Hallen 15, 7500 Holstebro
Arr. by: Holstebro Filmklub
Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Starring: Ingvar Eggert Sigurdsson, Charlotte Bøving and Helgi Björnsson. Lenght: 81 min. Country: Iceland : 2013 Language: Islandic with Danish subtitles.
Of Horses and Men (Icelandic: Hross í oss) is a 2013 Icelandic film drama written and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and produced by fellow director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. The film won the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize. In 2014, it won the audience award at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.
In the remote Icelandic valley, there is not much to do other than observe the horses, the neighbours, and the neighbours’ horses with binoculars. Undisturbed, the stallions and mares do what nobody else in the valley dares to even talk about: love. However, there is still a feeling of love among some of the valley dwellers. Kolbeinn and Solveig’s attempts at love are the subject of much interest for the valley dwellers.
Meanwhile, Vernhardur, who has a weakness for liquor, makes a name for himself on a Russian fishing vessel with the sailor Gengis. There is often disagreement about the riding routes between Grimur and Egill; Grimur generally prefers the classic routes on horseback, whereas Egill prefers riding through rough terrain on his tractor. Jóhanna, on the other hand, has nothing to say concerning her mare Raudka. One day, she encounters an injured old man. The religious Juan Camillo (himself) is seeking God on a high spiritual level. Above all, all the people in the valley share a love of their horses, and eventually come to understand one another.