Thursday 26th February 7:30 PM - Alhambra
The Dark Horse
DetailsDirector: James Napier Robertson Country: New Zealand
Cert: 12A Year: 2014 Length: 124 mins
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Score: 84.28% Attendance: 223
Never before screened in England, our opening film from New Zealand is an emotionally-charged and inspiring story of a man who has to overcome his own adversities to inspire a group of young people – through the unlikely medium of chess. We have enjoyed a number of powerful films from New Zealand such as The Piano and Whale Rider and The Dark Horse is sure to join that cannon of great films. One not to be missed.
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Small in scope but significant in stature, Robertson delivers in The Dark Horse a sensitive tale with a crowd-pleasing punch, even as it declines to shy away from the bleakness of its characters' lives.
Also showing as part of Best Of The Fests