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Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Dream Horse

Year: 2020
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 102 minutes

Dream Horse
Dream Horse

Working two dead-end jobs and barely getting by, Jan Vokes (Toni Colette) is desperate for a way out. Between bartending and cleaning at a grocery store, Jan spends her days dreaming of a fresh start. Waiting just around the corner, this fresh start is about to take an unconventional form. After overhearing a man in a local pub (Damien Lewis) brag about his glory days as a racehorse syndicate, Jan gets the idea to breed a racehorse of her own. Despite having no experience in the world of racing horses, Jan recruits a group of local investors to share in her new dream. Naming the horse “Dream Alliance” after their grassroots organization, the group quickly gets to work making their dreams a reality. Together, they raise the money to care for, train, and send Dream Alliance to races, eventually making their way to the national championship. Battling injuries, roadblocks, and naysayers, Jan, Dream Alliance, and the rest of their rag-tag team will prove everyone wrong on their way to victory. Based on an incredible true story of an underdog racehorse in Wales, and the small town behind him, DREAM HORSE is a feel good film about triumph against all odds. — G.S.

CIFF44 Screenings

On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Competitions
International Narrative Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director
Euros Lyn

Producers
Katherine Butler, Tracy O'Riordan

Screenwriting
Neil McKay

Cinematography
Erik Alexander Wilson

Principal Cast
Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Joanna Page, Owen Teale

Film Contact

This film is presented in loving memory of
ROSE DECAPITE.

Film Sponsor

Jackson Lewis

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