In Ecclesiastes 4:9 we read: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help.” (NRSV) Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a cinematic version of those words.
“I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing,” the Apostle Paul says. So where does evil come from?
Based on a true story, The Dark Horse, follows Genesis (Gen) Potini, a one-time chess champion who spent years in and out of mental hospitals. While it’s not unusual for stories to have a Christ Figure who is mentally ill, I found the unusual way that Gen serves in that role to be both fresh and challenging.