In the world of Anmaere, north of the city of Whithren, wild horses run through the moorlands and up the coast. These horses are the city’s most valuable export, and as a result are hunted, trapped, sold and shipped across the sea once a year. For those in Whithren, this trade creates exciting possibilities: the chance to escape their constantly sweltering city to head across the sea.
Meanwhile, in a small house just north of the city, a line of women passes a single dream through the generations. They inherit it from mother to daughter; a memory of a time where magic and myth were alive in the world.
The Wanting Mare is the directorial debut of Nicolas Ashe Bateman, a visual effects artist known for his work on A24’s The Green Knight.