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A Season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema
Brought you by Exeter Phoenix. Supported by Film Hub South West and West Midlands, part of the BFI Audience network.
To book call 01392 667080 (must be booked at least 2 days before event, subject to availability. For terms and conditions, click here).
Dark and Comic Double Bill: Of Horses and Men + In Order of Disappearance
An evening of films which offer an unusual insight in to the dark and funny world of the Nordic countries.
Of Horses and Men (15) – 6pm
Hross í oss (original title)
Tickets to 6pm screening are £5.50, or see the whole Dark and Comic Double Bill for £9 (to purchase double bill ticket, add 6pm and 8.15pm screening tickets to your basket and the difference will be deducted automatically).
Iceland /Germany, 2013, 81 mins. Dir Benedict Erlingsson
For those who live amid Iceland’s wilderness, horses are more than mere animals. The Icelandic Horse is a unique breed and Icelanders feel an extraordinary affinity for this animal that survives in such harsh environments. Benedict Erlingsson’s debut is a darkly funny, inventive and very distinctive film, set in a quirky horse-riding community in stunning rural Iceland.
Through a series of intertwining vignettes Of Horses and Men depicts the struggles, romances and jealousies of this small and very horsey Icelandic hamlet, inflected with a dark humor of death, sexual desire, and the eternal battle between man and nature.
‘A hugely enjoyable film from the wild side of the wild side. It comes with an excellent musical score by David Thor Jonsson and it really resembles nothing else around… deserves its cult status’
In Order of Disappearance (15) – 8.15pm
Kraftidioten (original title)
Tickets to 8.15pm screening are £5.50, or see the whole Dark and Comic Double Bill for £9 (to purchase double bill ticket, add 6pm and 8.15pm screening tickets to your basket and the difference will be deducted automatically).
Norway, 2014, 116mins. Dir. Hans Petter Moland
Norway, winter. Introverted and hard-working Nils drives the powerful snow plough that keeps open the roads and mountain passes of the inhospitable frozen landscape. He’s just been named citizen of the year for his efforts when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Refusing to believe the official version of his son’s death, he begins a covert search for the boy’s alleged murderers. A surprising turn of events causes him to become a tough-as- nails and a feared underworld hero – one whose identity nobody knows.
‘A bruisingly black comic thriller’
‘There are nods to the Coens and Tarantino as the bodies pile up in this Norwegian tale of retribution’