“The Mustang,” co-written and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre tells the story of Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.
Pam says: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre takes her short film “Rabbit” and magically turns it into a revelatory film about an isolated incarcerated man (Shoenaerts) with no hope who enters into a horse training rehabilitation program. Gorgeously shot, this evocative and soulful film delves into our penal system as it draws parallel lines between all creatures. Schoenaerts’ performance is haunting as a hopeless and hardened man whose exterior erodes thanks to this program. Bruce Dern, creates a persona that will resonate deeply and surprisingly, giving one of his best performances to date. It’s an extraordinarily gripping film as it delves into social issues and humanity, cutting into your emotional foundation to see the world in a different light.