Raak mij aan! Touch me!

Cannes Caméra d'Or winnning naturalistic perspective into the lives of Lakota teenagers struggling to survive.

Although sharing the same small world, its protagonists do not, at first, know each other. Matho is a young teenager and Bill is approaching adulthood. While different in nature, their daily problems revolve around the same local ills: poverty, unemployment, dysfunctional families, and exploitation by the dominant white culture. The film restlessly intercuts their twin trajectories.

War Pony shows the protagonists and their peers as fundamentally disconnected from the language, culture and spirituality of their Lakota heritage – although they do experience fleeting, mystical visions that might serve to lead them onto another path. At first, the spectacle of disaffected teenagers hanging out, taking drugs or robbing cars and homes recalls the work of Larry Clark, especially his Marfa Girl films, but without his usual emphasis on sexuality.

Screenings

Friday 3 February
18:30 till 20:25
Rabo Studio
€ 12.50
Language
Engels gesproken, niet ondertiteld
Duration
115 min
Kijkwijzer
Actors
Jojo Bapteise Whiting, LaDainian Crazy Thunder
Country
VS
Year
2022
Director
Gina Gammell

IFFR in Groningen

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is coming to Groningen! 

From Wednesday 1 to Sunday 5 February.

IFFR in Groningen is the perfect opportunity to explore unknown, international gems or to discover the special titles of the upcoming film year.

IFFR in Groningen

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