Full of vivid characters and locations, it's a heartfelt exploration of man's relationships with one of its closest companions. Doing so without shying away from the comical, the harsh, or the majestic, blending them successfully to create an invigorating film.
Great, and highly original as a series of sight gags and takes on the links between 'man' and horse. Some segments are better than others such as the incredible 'birthing' scene in the frozen snow. The humour gets so ridiculous it becomes reminiscent of 'the gods must be crazy in parts' Lust, pride and arrogance. 3 stars
Bellísima fotografía enmarca las historias de un pueblo pequeño en Islandia. Con crudeza y simplicidad se narran las distintas perspectivas de una vida rural, donde los caballos son parte de la vida del hombre y viceversa. Un retrato realista que explora la humanidad y el sentido de la vida de una manera realista y simple. Un filme muy estético lleno de humor, de emoción y de belleza.
Uno alcanza a oler las tierras islandesas en esos grandiosos paisajes. Gran tributo a los equinos, sin duda el animal mas cercano a la historia de los seres humanos. La escena del hombre montado en el caballo que trata de alcanzar al barco es inigualable...
Brilliant film. If like me you see the poster for this film and think, "nope, you're alright mate", give it a go. You can tell the film makers love horses, I fell in love a bit, totally sympathised and now, i'm angry at their owners! It captures the likeness between the two species, the human craving for control and shows probably the most ironic sex scene you'll ever come across.
A truly surreal, macabre and amusing film. Some astonishing segments among the rugged beautiful Icelandic landscapes. This is a really weird film, showing the visceral underbelly to a seemingly bucolic way of life.
Fissures in the private lives of a small rural island community are burst wide open to a backdrop of valley crossing & horse-related encounters. Can't say i'm a big horse fan, or that this film convinced me otherwise, but I have to commend that Icelandic (and, by extension, Scandinavian) aura of stoic melancholy and dark dry wit that elevates this into more than just Town & Country: Horses of Iceland Edition.