SYNOPSIS & FILM DETAILS

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of the year. As the son of a single father working in warehouses across the Pacific Northwest, stability is hard to find. Hoping for a new start they move to Portland, Oregon where Charley takes a summer job, with a washed-up horse trainer, and befriends a failing racehorse named Lean on Pete.

LEAN ON PETE is the adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s acclaimed novel, by award winning writer-director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years)

Cast:
Charlie Plummer (King Jack)
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, Reservoir Dogs, Fargo)
Travis Flammel (Vikings, Warcraft, Maggie’s Got A Plan)
Chloé Sevigny (Love and Friendship, Boys Don’t Cry, Kids)

2017  – United Kingdom – English – 122 min

International Sales by The Bureau in association with Celluloid Dreams

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, US 2018
Special Presentations

FESTIVAL EUROPEEN DES ARCS, France 2017
Official Competition

THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Greece 2017
Special Screenings

LOS CABOS FILM FESTIVAL, Mexico 2017
American Highlights

BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL, UK 2017
Official Competition

ZURICH FILM FESTIVAL, Switzerland 2017
Gala Premiere

TORONTO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL, Canada 2017
Official Competition

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL, US 2017
Official Competition

WORLD PREMIERE
VENICE FILM FESTIVAL, Italy 2017
Official Competition
Marcello Mastroianni Prize for Best New Young Actor awarded to Charlie Plummer

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