Jan Vokes, a cleaner and bartender, recruits her initially reluctant husband Brian and local accountant Howard Davies to help her bring together a syndicate of local people to breed a foal – which they name Dream Alliance.
On the racetrack, he proves himself to be more than a match for the multi-million-pound racehorses he comes up against – a true working-class champion, taking on the establishment at their own game.
But much more than this, Dream begins to alter the lives of everyone in the syndicate, not least Jan’s.
He is everything to her: friend, confidant and an escape from a life of always putting other people’s needs first.
Dream Horse is a classic story of triumph against adversity and a tale of how a woman strives to make her dream a reality in a place where hope is thin on the ground.
The film first premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival before anyone knew what social distancing was, and will be raring to leave the stables the second we’re all allowed in cinemas again.
Directed by Euros Lyn. It also stars Toni Collette, Damian Lewis, Owen Teale, Joanna Page, Karl Johnson, with Nicholas Farrell and Siân Phillips.
Dream Horse will be released nationwide on 4th June 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures
Watch Dream Horse trailer here: