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Spanish Beatlemania and Icelandic horses steal the screen at San Sebastián

A teacher in Franco-era Spain who wants to meet John Lennon drives the story in Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed, while the four-legged cast outshine the humans in Of Horses and Men

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Film festivals are places where little movies can wind up punching above their weight. This year at San Sebastián, such a film is the glorious Of Horses And Men, an Icelandic film by the first-time director Benedikt Erlingsson, a former actor who has appeared in Lars Von Trier's comedy The Boss of It All.

This is a film in which the horses are the stars. It is about a remote Icelandic community of smallholders and horse-breeders, who nurse within their hearts the passions and physical needs that horses are not shy of showing. An uptight fellow trots over

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