Press release October 29th 2014:
Benedikt Erlingsson And Fridrik Thor Fridriksson Win The Nordic Council Film Prize for Of Horses and Men
The Nordic Council Film Prize 2014 has been awarded to the Icelandic director and screenwriter Benedikt Erlingsson and producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson for Of Horses and Men at a ceremony in Stockholm.
Kolbeinn loves Solveig and Solveig loves Kolbeinn but Kolbeinn is in love with his prized possession and darling, the mare Grána and Grána is obsessed with the stallion Brúnn. Spring is coming and the whole community is following the story. This cannot end well.
Vernhardur is in love with vodka and the horse Jarpur loves Vernhardur, his master. Aboard a Russian trawler is a mate by the name of Gengis who doesn’t have vodka but loves horses like Jarpur. This not going to end well.
Grimur has a passion for ancient horse roads but Egill admires barbed wire fences. Grimur owns a horse and a pair of pincers and Egill owns a tractor. This cannot end well.
Johanna loves Raudka, her mare, but Raudka is in love with freedom. On the heath by an old summer cottage lies an injured old man. This could have a happy ending.
Juan Camillo loves life and nature and is seeking God in the Icelandic highlands but the horse Old Piebald is tired and longs for rest. How will this end?
Well, it all ends in the autumn when the horses are herded and men and horses become one great strand of excitement. The autumn round-up of the horses unifies theme, place, objects, time and characters into an ensemble film.
- Benedikt Erlingsson
- Fridrik Thor Fridriksson
- Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
- Charlotte Bøving
- Helgi Björnsson
- Sigríður María Egilsdóttir
- María Ellingsen
- Juan Camillo Roman Estada
- Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir
- Erlingur Gíslason
- Kristbjörg Kjeld
Winner of The Nordic Council Film Prize 2014 (Nordisk film 29. Oct 2014)
Best Director at San Sebastian
Best Director at Tokyo Film Festival
The Prize for the best music at Les Acres Festival 2013
Region 2 DVD
English, Spanish and Norwegian Subtitles
Movie release August 2013
DVD release OCT 14th 2014.