Narrative Feature | 91 minutes

HIFF 2017

 Narrative Competition

Directed by
Cory Finley

Produced by
Kevin Walsh, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alex Saks, Andrew Duncan

Written by
Cory Finley

Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin

2017 | English | USA

Two wealthy teenage girls with violent impulses seek to inject excitement into their boring suburban lives in THOROUGHBREDS, Cory Finley’s deliciously twisted filmmaking debut. When Lily’s (Anya Taylor-Joy, THE WITCH) stepfather threatens to send the troubled teen off to reform school, she recruits her equally unstable childhood friend, Amanda (Olivia Cooke, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL), in a dangerous plot that serves both of their interests. Featuring electrifying performances from its young leads—including the late Anton Yelchin, in his final appearance—this stylish neo-noir establishes newcomer Finley as a filmmaker to watch.