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Cinema - War Pony

WAR PONY is a tender portrait of two boys' troubled passage into adulthood and a deserving winner of the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival's Un Certain Regard.

Sunday November 19th 2023 | 7:30pm

Admission: €7

Book Tickets

Gina Gammell and Riley Keough's debut follows the interlocking stories of two Lakota boys growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Bill (Jojo Bapteise Whiting), at twenty-three, just wants to make something of himself and is determined to hustle his way to a better life through odd jobs and get-rich-quick schemes. Twelve-year-old Matho (LaDainian CrazyThunder) is desperate for approval from his young father. A series of impulsive decisions turns Matho's life upside down, and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world.

★★★★"....there is in their lives something genuinely uplifting and heroic."-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

★★★★“....This Camérad’Or winner (for best debut feature at Cannes) is a keenly observed, subtle, and challenging drama about a corner of society never included in the American dream, one that reveals both the spirit and longing found there..”–Hilary White, Irish Independent.

Directors: Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
114 mins | USA | 2022 | 15A

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