Dark Horse

Genre:  Documentary, Drama
Running Time:  85 min.
Release Date: May 20, 2016 - Toronto, Montréal - May 20, 2016 - Toronto, Montreal
DVD: August 23, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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In the small town of Cefn Fforest, South Wales, a middle-aged woman named Jan Vokes decides she wants to breed and raise a racehorse. She rallies a syndicate of friends to pool their modest resources to this end, and they wind up with a racehorse they call Dream Alliance.

Dream spends the early part of his life in a common area of Cefn Fforest and the entire town gets to know him. When he reaches racing age, he's sent to a trainer and shows unexpected promise.

The Welsh townsfolk break social barriers by competing against wealthy horse owners, but more than that, they form a bond with this special horse who means more to them than any winnings or titles he winds up earning.

Director: Louise Osmond
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Judith Dawson
Screenplay: Louise Osmond
Official Site: sonyclassics.com/darkhorse/

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  • 5 stars "Loved this movie, - their love and support of a horse and each other was so beautiful to see, in a time when we are more often surrounded by the negativity, hatred and violence of the human race"
  • 5 stars "Best documentary I have ever seen in the cinema! I cried and laughed all the way thru..."
  • 5 stars "Saw it at Sundance and loved it! It was so popular that there was a fight to get into the screening! A BRILLIANT film...."