Marianne, an ageing rock star, is enjoying an extended holiday on a Sicilian island, following career-threatening throat surgery, with filmmaker boyfriend Paul, but their peace is disrupted by Marianne’s bombastic, avidly freethinking ex and his precocious daughter.
Brothers Gummi (Sigurjónsson) and Kiddi (Júlíusson) are sheep farmers living on neighbouring farms in remote rural Iceland. They haven’t spoken to each other for 40 years. Following an outbreak of a potentially lethal disease among the country’s sheep, the government insist that all existing flocks must be slaughtered.
Benedikt Erlingsson’s critically acclaimed debut feature Of Horses and Men is a darkly comedic, episodic tale of the lives of a remote Icelandic community and the deeply intertwined and highly emotive relationships with their horses.