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War Pony

Gina Gammell, Riley Keough, USA 2022, 115’
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The interlocking stories of two young Oglala Lakota men growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s delivering goods or breeding poodles, he is determined to hustle his way to the “American Dream”. Meanwhile, 12-year-old Matho can’t wait to become a man. Desperate for approval from his young father, he makes a series of impulsive decisions that turn his life upside down. He finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world. Bound by their shared search for belonging, the boys grapple with identity, family and loss as they navigate their unique paths to manhood. Winner of the Golden Camera at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

If Larry Clark had ever found his way onto the Pine Ridge Reservation, he probably would have come away with a film like “War Pony,” which observes its young Native American characters hustling, skating and stealing drugs from otherwise distracted adults.

‘War Pony’ Review: Riley Keough Shows the Everyday Realities of Reservation Life (

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  • Cannes IFF 2022 - Golden Camera
  • Deauville FF 2022 - Jury Prize, Revelations Prize
  • Munich FF 2022 - CineVision Award - Honorable Mention
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Riley Keough

American actress and director, born in 1989 in Santa Monica. She is known for her roles in George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky, and Lars Von Triers’ The House That Jack Built. In 2018 she founded Felix Culpa with Gina Gammell, and in 2019 the two of them co-wrote and co-directed their first feature film, War Pony, which won the Golden Camera for best debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.


2022 War Pony (co-dir.)

Gina Gammell

Film director born in the UK. She started out producing and directing short-format music videos and commercials. In 2017 she produced her first feature film. In 2018 she founded Felix Culpa with Riley Keough, and in 2019 the two of them co-wrote and co-directed their first feature film, War Pony, which won the Golden Camera for best debut at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.

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2022 War Pony (co-dir.)

Cast & Crew

director Gina Gammell, Riley Keough
screenplay Franklin Sioux Bob, Bill Reddy, Gina Gammell
cinematography David Gallego
editing Affonso Gonçalves, Eduardo Serrano
music Christopher Stracey, Mato Wayuhi
cast Jojo Bapteise Whiting, LaDainian Crazy Thunder, Jesse Schmockel, Wilma Colhoff, Iona Red Bear
producer Val Abel, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bear Damen, Salim El Arja, Gina Gammell, Bert Hamelinck, Riley Keough, Michael Manasseri, Sergey Shtern, Willi White, Ryan Zacarias
production Caviar, Centauri, Felix Culpa
sales Protagonist Pictures
language English
coloration colour
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