Colt Classics

Colt Classics

3 Episodes

There’s no better friend than a horse in these two moving coming-of-age films. Elnura Osmonalieva’s 2015 short SEIDE, set amid the snowy mountain terrain of Kyrgyzstan, centers around a young girl who feels most at home astride her horse. But when her parents move to arrange her marriage and vow to kill the animal as part of a wedding tradition, she faces the prospect of losing her closest companion. In Carroll Ballard’s Oscar-nominated 1979 feature THE BLACK STALLION, an emotionally resonant and visually arresting adaptation of a beloved children’s novel, a wild horse and a young boy form a tight bond while shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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  • Penelope Bartlett on SEIDE

    Episode 1

  • Seide
    Episode 2


    Episode 2

    Directed by Elnura Osmonalieva • 2015 • Kyrgyzstan

    Young Seide lives in a secluded mountain village in the heart of Kyrgyzstan. She loves her freedom to ride her horse, the closest soul she has, and enjoys playing with the village boys. When she is faced with the prospect of an arranged marriage...

  • The Black Stallion

    Episode 3

    Directed by Carroll Ballard • 1979 • United States
    Starring Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr

    A wild horse saves a young boy’s life after a terrifying shipwreck and the two become unlikely friends in Carroll Ballard’s cinematic tour de force, adapted from Walter Farley’s classic children’s no...