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Of Horses and Men (15)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.

The critical consensus

Affectionate, but scenes of death and horse love may not be for the squeamish.

****(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 08/06/2014

Vividly shot, this is a strange and seductive portmanteau of Icelandic tales.

****(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 09/06/2014

Benedikt Erlingsson’s masterfully controlled debut is a skewed delight.

****(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 09/06/2014

Finely crafted comedy, beautifully captured landscapes and genuine insight.

****(*)Emma Simmonds, Little White Lies, 12/06/2014

This film deserves its cult status.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 12/06/2014

There is deadpan humour but the events portrayed are often bloody and brutal.

*****Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 12/06/2014

A boldly original and beguiling film.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 13/06/2014

Man's relationship with horses is explored in this Icelandic comedy-drama steeped in surreal images.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 15/06/2014

The film’s proximity to its animal cast, its lovely images and its unpredictable extremes of light and dark do make for a pleasingly original experience.

***(*)(*)Hannah McGill, The List, 17/06/2014

Features about Of Horses and Men (15)

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday June 13, 2014, until Thursday June 19, 2014. More info:

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