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OF HORSES AND MEN

Director: BENEDIKT ERLINGSSON

81 MINUTES, ICELAND-GERMANY, 2013, COLOUR, D-CINEMA


EXCLUSIVELY AT THE IFI

An incident with a randy stallion, witnessed by many of his neighbours, mortifies stately gentleman Kolbeinn. Vernhardur is so desperate for a drink that he rides his horse into the sea in the direction of a Russian trawler that he suspects will have vodka on board. Grimur objects to the barbed wire blocking thoroughfares and rides around with his wire cutter to hand. Spanish tourist Juan is excited about seeing horses in the countryside, but when he gets lost in the snow, he has to take desperate measures to survive.

Gloriously filmed in a remote, idyllic Icelandic valley, these stories of the relationships people have with their equine companions is the feature debut of former stage director Benedikt Erlingsson. It is a bizarre and brilliant ensemble piece, a saucy, pitch-black comedy packed with memorable images. (Notes by Michael Hayden)

IFI IRISH SHORT
These screenings will be preceded by the IFB-funded short animation, Learning to Fish, by Teemu Auersalo. (4 mins, Ireland, 2012.)

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