Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone, Far from the Madding Crowd) stars as Roman, a prisoner who learns to channel his anger issues by working with wild horses.
★★★★ – “The Mustang marks the birth of an exceptional new filmmaker, a woman hellbent on bucking Hollywood gender bias” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Serving time in a rural Nevada penitentiary, hulking prisoner Roman (Schoenaerts) is signed up to a unique therapy programme, joining fellow inmates in training wild horses- inspired by a real-life prison programme. Challenged by the no-nonsense stable master (Bruce Dern) to see if he can stay in a pen with a particularly unbreakable mustang, Roman sees his equal in this untamed animal and gradually a profound bond develops.
Deftly exploring masculinity, healing and forgiveness, actor-turned director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s first film (exec-produced by Robert Redford) is a fearless and accomplished debut.