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The Rider

Project information

Talent Síle Culley
Role of participant Distributor
Director Chloe Zhao
Status finished

Production details

Running time 104 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2018
Country of Production United States
Production Companies
Highwayman Films

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South Dakota rodeo star Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) awakens from a severe head injury, after a horse stamped on his skull. The doctors tell him he must give up the sport – one that is his passion but also his lifeline – for fear it may kill him. While his sister Lily is mentally disabled and his father drinks, gambles and womanises, Brady is the crutch that supports the family – but without the rodeo, he’s facing a life of misery.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Cannes Film Festival 2017 (Directors Fortnight)
Sarajevo Film Festival 2017
Telluride Film Festival 2017
Deauville Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Reykjavik International Film Festival 2017
Haifa Film Festival 2017
Hamburg Film Festival 2017
London Film Festival 2017
New York Film Festival 2017
Gent International Film Festival 2017
Valladolid International Film Festival 2017
Stockholm International Film Festival 2017
Sundance Film Festival 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Portland International Film Festival 2018
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2018
Belgrade Film Festival 2018
Glasgow Film Festival 2018
True/False Film Festival 2018
South by Southwest Film Festival 2018
San Francisco International Film Festival 2018
Titanic International Filmpresence Festival 2018
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival 2018