'The Mustang' to screen at Mermaid
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.