An unwavering feature that perhaps suffers slightly from long-sighted tunnel vision
Showing a deep sense of understanding, The Mustang comes from director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerreas as she explores themes of redemption, recovery and guilt, in an atmospheric and intimate story of finding peace with past mistakes.
Placed in a rehabilitation centre where inmates are left to train wild mustangs. Roman () known for his wild temper, is partnered with the most violent of beasts, naturally the most difficult to train, discovering the impact a violent temper can have on all those around.
The Mustang is a deeply passionate film, focusing intensely on the formation of a bond, and how one friendship can change a viewpoint or a personality in extreme ways. The Mustang becomes such a caring film, so much can be said for its endless beauty and positivity. Focusing intently on its message, its an unwavering feature that perhaps suffers slightly from long-sighted tunnel vision.
This does however leave room for some incredible cinematography, enhancing the limited story, but it cannot recover the entire piece. Often too focused on its themes and ideas, The Mustang does get away from itself with a lack of genuine goals and achievement to follow, but its heart holds all of its power, and that glares through its dusty backdrops. It’s far from the perfect piece, but Clermont-Tonnerreas’ clear love of cinema makes it a wholesome and worthwhile piece.
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