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Of Horses and Men
February 2021

"Vividly shot, this is a strange and seductive portmanteau of Icelandic tales."-David Parkinson, Empire

- David Parkinson, Empire

Of Horses and Men
February 2021

"Of Horses and Men is like an animal documentary, but about people."-Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

- Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

Of Horses and Men
February 2021

"Of Horses and Men is like an animal documentary, but about people."-Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

- Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

Of Horses and Men

Of Horses and Men

Date: February 7, 2021

Location: Virtual


Of Horses and Men (Icelandic: Hross í oss) is a 2013 Icelandic drama film written and directed by Benedikt Erlingsson and produced by fellow director Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Filmat the 86th Academy Awards. The film won the 2014 Nordic Council Film Prize.

The video presentation and discussion are free and open to the public and begin at 2:00pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (virtual)

A video presentation by a film scholar takes place on the Sunday date listed above, after viewers watch the film on their own during the week prior to each presentation and online discussion online.  Supplemental material about the context of each film, along with other interesting information related to each, will be available to attendees.   Films are available free to Grand Rapids Public Library cardholders (and many other libraries and universities) via Kanopy or similar databases.  Individuals can also find many of the films on commercial streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and others.  In lieu of an in-person reception following the event, we're excited to partner with area restaurants to provide discounts on takeout/delivery items reflecting regional cuisine of the film's origin.  

Video Commentary for of Horses and Men

Film Introduction/Moderator: Anal Shah

 

More about Chiaroscuro's 15th Season

2021 Series Theme: Greatest Hits-A Virtual Voyage through the Past

Due to Covid19, Chiaroscuro is going virtual!  We embrace this opportunity to celebrate 15 years of exceptional international cinema and cultural exchange.

We've selected five popular films from our archives, if you didn't see them the first time around, now is your chance.  If you did see them, you know how good they and are likely ready to experience them again!

All films are available for viewing online.  We look forward to each presenter's video introduction and commentary about the films, made available on the website, and lively online discussion with our engaging patrons every other Sunday via social media.  In this unusual time, one thing remains the same for fifteen years straight:  the 2021 series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world. 

 

 

 


Reviews

"Vividly shot, this is a strange and seductive portmanteau of Icelandic tales."-David Parkinson, Empire

- David Parkinson, Empire

"Of Horses and Men is like an animal documentary, but about people."-Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

- Nicolas Rapold, NY Times

Of Horses and Men Official Trailer

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