Proving himself to be one of the most gifted, insightful and versatile directors working today, Andrew Haigh ('45 Years', 'Weekend') returns with 'Lean on Pete', a powerfully moving and deeply emotional story about a young boy’s search for belonging on the fringes of contemporary American society.
Fifteen-year-old Charley lives with his alcoholic father (Travis Fimmel) in a run-down house on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon. In an effort to help his dad stay afloat, Charley takes a job at a local racetrack where he befriends jaded trainer Del (Steve Buscemi) and burnt-out jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) while caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. But as things break down at home and Del announces Pete will be sold to an uncertain fate, the burden becomes too great for Charley to bear and he heads out into the vast American wilderness with Pete in tow.
The 'Lean on Pete' competition has now closed. Winners will be announced shortly. Check our Comps page for all a list of our winners.
Competition opens at 5pm AEDT on Sunday 18th November 2018 and closes at 11:59pm AEDT on Sunday 25th November 2018. Five winners will be chosen at random on Monday 26th November 2018. To successfully win, entrants must fulfil the above entry conditions before the time the competition closes. Current members/followers are eligible to enter the competition. Only one entry per person. Only one winner per household. To be a valid winner, the entrant must not have won a prize from SWITCH within the last 28 days. Each winner will receive one double pass to 'Lean on Pete'. By entering, you agree to receive occasional emails from SWITCH in the future. If you decide to unsubscribe from these updates, any further entries will not be applicable. Only Australian residents are eligible to enter.
'Lean on Pete' is in cinemas from Thursday the 29th November 2018 through Transmission.