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The Rider



Original title:
The Rider
Slovenian title:

Country, year:
USA, 2017

Directed by:
Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao
Joshua James Richards
Nathan Halpern
Voting code:
Brady Jandreau (Brady Blackburn), Mooney (Gus), Tim Jandreau (Wayne Blackburn), Lilly Jandreau (Lilly Blackburn), Leroy Pourier (Frank), Cat Clifford (Cat Clifford), Tanner Langdeau (Tanner Langdeau), James Calhoon (James Calhoon), Lane Scott (Lane Scott), Cameron Wright (rodeo kavboj 1), Jordon Slick (rodeo kavboj 2)
Cannes 2017 – Directors' Fortnight, Sarajevo 2017, Toronto 2017, Deauville 2017 (Grand Special Prize), Atene/Athens 2017 (Best Picture), Carigrad/Istanbul 2018 (FIPRESCI Prize), Newcastle 2018 (Best Director)

Wed, 7.11.2018 21:15 Kinodvor Cinema
Sun, 11.11.2018 14:45 Kosovel Hall
Tue, 13.11.2018 17:00 Kino Šiška Cinema

Deli povezavo
A longing look at the transforming American West, The Rider deploys a cast of real-life cowboys to present a refreshing new perspective on the western genre.

Young cowboy Brady Blackburn, once a rising star of the rodeo circuit is warned that his riding days are over after a head injury. Back home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, Brady struggles with the physical and emotional complications of the accident. He starts to drift away from his rodeo friends and spend more time with Lane who is in intensive rehab after his bull riding career ended in a tragic accident. As time goes on, Brady can't stay away from his horses and decides to start riding again. He has to choose between healing with the help of his family and friends, or risking it all to keep the only sense of self he's ever known.

"I was drawn to a way of life in the heartlands of America that seems to be rapidly disappearing, and I feel very compassionate towards people who refuse to move on and who try to hold on to their way of life and their identity. I hope people will see why it's so difficult for these young men to let go of their cowboy identity and understand the risks and sacrifices they make for the sense of freedom they feel when they ride." (Chloé Zhao)
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