Directed by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
Produced by Ryan Zacarias, Sacha Ben Harroche
Executive Producer: Valerie Steinberg
Cannes Film Festival 2022: Un Certain Regard
Caméra D'Or Award for Best First Feature Film
WAR PONY follows the interlocking stories of two Lakota boys growing up on Pine Ridge Reservation.
At 23, Bill just wants to make something of himself. Whether it’s siphoning gas, 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, a series of impulsive decisions turns Matho’s life upside down and he finds himself unequipped to deal with the harsh realities of the adult world. Bound by their shared search for belonging, each of the boys grapple with identity, family, and loss, as they navigate their unique paths to manhood.