OF HORSES AND MEN – A film by Benedikt Erlingsson

Following the film’s limited release and NYC’s opening at the MoMA,

OF HORSES AND MEN arrives on VOD beginning April 14

A series of quirky vignettes explores the deep bond between horses and humans facing the mysteries of life, love, and death, and everything in between. Beginning April 14, Music Box Films will present OF HORSES AND MEN on VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

OHM_lowpic2Delightful and offbeat, Benedikt Erlingsson’s film debut offers plenty of breathtaking scenery of one of the purest seaside landscapes in the world. The film received numerous accolades through its festival run for its portrait of sensitive study of the bond between humans and animals, blended with an amusing romance and an occasionally unsettling window into human vice. OF HORSES AND MEN bears the honor of being Iceland’s official submission to the Academy Awards.

“Spellbinding. Extraordinary scenes of equestrians and high-strung animals interacting in the stunningly beautiful Icelandic countryside.”

— Stephen Holden, New York Times


An inventive take on the symbiotic relationship between man and animal, Of Horses and Men is a darkly comic collection of vignettes set in a provincial Icelandic village. Against a breathtaking seaside landscape, a cast of hot-blooded characters struggle to connect with nature and each other. Among them, a pair of wistful human lovers are thwarted by equine libidos, sparking their tentative courtship into action; a determined alcoholic gets his last ride at sea from a surprisingly seaworthy companion; and an adventurous tourist sets off for a leisurely ride on horseback that spirals into a quest for survival. The lines between species blur seamlessly throughout these memorable tales, reflecting love, death and the quirks of human and beast alike.


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