The Nordic answer to Forrest Gump: BBC Review of the 100 Year Old Man

It’s an eccentric tale with an even more arresting title. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared, by author Jonas Jonasson, sold six million copies and has been translated into 38 languages since it was originally published in his native Sweden in 2009. Now it’s hoped the story will […]

Of Horses and Men picks up Brussels film award

Icelandic movie Of Horses and Men has picked up the Golden Iris Award for best film at the Brussels Film Festival in Belgium. The Benedikt Erlingsson-directed movie centres on Icelandic horses, and the men and women who live and work alongside them, through the horses’ perspective. Love, death and tragedy are all interlaced with each other on […]

Of Horses and Men: Love and death in the Icelandic countryside

A stallion mounts a mare while her owner – who is still on her – is petrified by humiliation. This, which in many countries is the reference scene for the film, is just one of the disconcerting images from Of Horses and Men[+], a brilliant debut by Icelandic Benedikt Erlingsson. The original, entertaining and subtly cruel feature […]

Nordic Films Triumph In Brussels

The Brussels Film Festival (June 6-14) celebrating the best of European cinema has given out its top awards to three Nordic directors whose strong new voices have already made their mark on the international festival circuit over the past year: Iceland’s Benedikt Erlingsson, Sweden’s Anna Odell and Norway’s Iram Haq. Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men was handed […]

PARIS OF THE NORTH in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – OF HORSES AND MEN will also play at the festival

Paris of the North, the new film from Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (Either Way), has been selected for the main competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival, one of the oldest in the world, will take place in the spa town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic from July 4-12. This will […]

‘Men and Chicken’ Starring Mads Mikkelsen and by Anders Thomas Jensen Announced

M&M Productions and Buena Vista International are proud to announce that the Oscar-winning Anders Thomas Jensen just started shooting his long-awaited film, ”MEN & CHICKEN”, which he has both written and is directing. The film will mainly be shot on location on Fyn in cooperation with FilmFyn, in Germany and a few locations in Copenhagen. ”MEN & CHICKEN” […]

‘Of Horses and Men’ wins best film at the Aubagne International Film Festival

Of Horses and Men, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, continues its strong festival run, winning best film at the Aubagne International Film Festival in France. Also, Davíd Thór Jónsson, the composer of the film’s music, received the award for best original score. Other recent awards for Of Horses and Men include a special mention at the Luxembourg City Film […]