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Directed by Cory Finley

United States 2017 90 mins.

“Two teenage girls reignite a childhood friendship to deliciously dark ends, in this witty contemporary noir. Lily and Amanda are reunited when Amanda’s mum asks Lily to help her daughter study. Having personally euthanised the family horse, Amanda is notorious amongst the blue-blood community of her Connecticut suburb. . . . Their competitive trading in acerbic quips soon intensifies to the point where they jokingly plan to kill Lily’s loathsome stepfather. However, in their attempts to impress each other, the plan soon becomes serious and together they dupe a small-time drug dealer into helping them. Les Diaboliques and Heavenly Creatures are clearly reference points here, but Thoroughbreds is no imitation.”—London Film Festival.

First feature

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