Winner of the Best New Director award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Benedikt Erlingsson’s lauded debut Of Horses and Men (2013) is a blackly comedic romance about the human streak in horsekind and the horse in humanity. Set in the stunning Icelandic countryside, love, death and sex become interlaced in this affectionate yet unflinching portrait of a remote valley community as seen from the horses’ perspective. To celebrate the release of Of Horses and Men this coming Monday (22 September), we have THREE DVD copies to give away thanks to Axiom Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

From an alcoholic villager who pursues a Russian trawler in search of vodka, to a Spanish tourist who takes a leaf from Luke Skywalker’s book when he finds himself stranded in a blizzard, each of Of Horses and Men’s tales is bound to the landscape and enshrined by a theatrical touch of comicality. A laconic, lyrical script is peppered with subtle moments of absurdity to paint a twisted portrait of its director’s homeland. Set against the picturesque, ashen vistas of the Icelandic landscape, Erlingsson constructs a dense and multifaceted drama.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

What is the name of the top prize awarded to best in show at the annual San Sebastian Film Festival?

a) Golden Bear
b) Golden Leopard
c) Golden Shell

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Of Horses and Men’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Benedikt Erlingsson’s Of Horses and Men is released on DVD & Blu-ray from Monday 22 September through Axiom Films.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 25 September 2014.

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