It speaks perhaps to the sheer volume of movies that land at the Sundance Film Festival each year, that on the same day organizers have announced a new batch of films, we’re getting a trailer for a movie that won the World Cinema Documentary Award way back in January.
Directed by Louise Osmond, “Dark Horse” tells the unlikely true story of a bunch of pub pals who inconceivable chip in on a horse, and turn it into a champion. No, really. Here’s the official synopsis: Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men’s club who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he’s become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
We weren’t quite over the moon about the movie as others (here’s our review), but see for yourself when “Dark Horse” opens on May 6, 2016.