A Legacy of Horses

Back in 1996, John was proudly riding bareback on his horse among the dreary apartment blocks of Ballymun – a suburb outside of Dublin where the urban horse culture is strong. We meet him as a 16-year-old school dropout through glimpses of archive material from the past. Now, 20 years later John looks back at himself and his own history, as he is also focusing on transferring the proud legacy of horses to his firstborn son who is soon to become a 16-year-old himself.

*Italian premiere

A Legacy of Horses
by Annika and Jessica Karlsson
Sweden 2019


Annika and Jessica Karlsson (sisters b. 1984) directed and produced the short documentary Taxidancing which screened at Tempo Film Festival in Stockholm 2012 and was shown in Swedish cinemas the same year. Their first feature length film Loving Lorna (2017) was nominated for a Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival and was selected to the mid-length competition at Hot Docs International Film Festival 2017. It was also nominated in the category Best Documentary at Prix Europa Award. A Legacy of Horses is their third film and premiered at IDFA 2019.

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