LEAN ON PETE

Andrew Haigh

United Kingdom 121 min Spanish premiere Fiction

Synopsis

Charley Thompson is 15 years old. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.

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Director

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh worked for many years in editing with credits on films as diverse as Ridley Scott’s Gladiator to Harmony Korine’s Mister Lonely. He has made a number of short films that have played at festivals worldwide including Berlinale, Edinburgh, Nashville and London. His first feature, the award winning Greek Pete was released in both the UK and the US in 2010.

Filmography: Lean on Pete (2017), 45 años (2015), Weekend (2011, D'A 2012), Greek Pete (2009).

Andrew Haigh

Film information

Director: Andrew Haigh
Script: Andrew Haigh, Willy Vlautin
Contact: Diamond Films
With: Charlie Plummer, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Justin Rain, Lewis Pullman
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Format: DCP
Length: 121 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2018

Awards

Marcello Mastroianni Award at Venice