Of Horses And Men review

A man's second-best friend...

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Comprising six interlocking tales set in and around a remote Icelandic community that favours horses over machines, Benedikt Erlingsson’s masterfully controlled debut is a skewed delight. The vignettes are by turns blackly comic, tragic and romantic – sometimes all at once – and a deliciously dry humour breezes through the chill visuals.

Among many startling images is a stallion mounting a mare while her owner is seated in the saddle, and a man slitting open his ride and crawling inside (a la The Empire Strikes Back ), to survive a snow blizzard. Wonderful.

Editor-at-Large, Total Film

Jamie Graham is the Editor-at-Large of Total Film magazine. You'll likely find them around these parts reviewing the biggest films on the planet and speaking to some of the biggest stars in the business – that's just what Jamie does. Jamie has also written for outlets like SFX and the Sunday Times Culture, and appeared on podcasts exploring the wondrous worlds of occult and horror.