In Clondalkin, in the troubled suburb of Dublin, lonely children began to capture wild horses …
The movie begins and ends on the wilderness between two factories, space of freedom as well as idleness, that seems to be a metaphor of the protagonists’ life. These young people, coming from a neglected working class, are taming the horses that are galloping there, as if they were taming themselves : on his little mare with darb hair, the orphan places his loneliness. With no concession, but with a certain empathy, the movie expresses a social, but also, intimate violence, endured and made by the child, for whom the horse appears as an outlet, but also as the last shield of tenderness. Urban Cowboys opens a sensitive and poetic reflection by putting the horse at the heart of a social construction usually dominated by men.
Poland • 2016 • 30’
VO : Eng • ST : Fr
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