Two directors make an impressive debut as their authentic cast conveys a seldom-told indigenous perspective.
Twenty-three-year-old Bill and twelve-year-old Matho are growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Bill’s plan is to make it in life. He’s determined to pursue the American dream, be it by siphoning gasoline, delivering goods, or raising poodles. Meanwhile, Matho, son of a young father, can’t wait to become a man himself — but a series of impulsive decisions turns his life upside down. This film is the brand-new recipient of the Camera d’Or for best debut (and the Palm Dog, woof!) at Cannes.
Meet the director
Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Gina Gammell started out producing and directing short-format music videos and commercials. In 2017 Gammell produced her first feature film. In 2018 she founded Felix Culpa with Riley Keough, and in 2019 the two of them co-wrote and co-directed their first feature film, WAR PONY.
Riley Keough is best known for her roles in George Miller’s MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (2015), Amy Seimetz and Lodge Kerrigan’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE (2016), Andrea Arnold’s AMERICAN HONEY (2016), Steven Soderbergh’s LOGAN LUCKY (2017), and Lars Von Triers’ THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018). AMERICAN HONEY garnered Riley an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE earned her a Golden Globe nomination.