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Sunday 8 December 2019

'The Mustang' to screen at Mermaid

Matthias Schoenaerts in ‘The Mustang’
Matthias Schoenaerts in ‘The Mustang’

The film 'The Mustang' will be screened at Mermaid Arts Centre on Monday, December 2 at 8pm.

Matthias Schoenaerts ('Far from the Madding Crows', 'Rust and Bone') gives a quietly devastating performance in French actor turned writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre's acclaimed directorial debut, a bold, heartfelt redemption story executive produced by Robert Redford.

Roman Coleman (Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison, initially bristles when a psychiatrist (Connie Britton) sentences him to a horse therapy programme as part of his state-mandated rehabilitation. But once there, spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and aided by a more experienced fellow inmate (Jason Mitchell), he is accepted on to the selective wild horse training section of the programme and tasked with taming an especially unbreakable mustang, with whom - gradually - he forms a profound bond.

The film depicts Roman's past, his innate, savage violence and his profound loneliness with ferocity and wounding sincerity. Tickets are €8 or €6.50 concession at mermaidartscentre.ie.

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