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The Rider

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Original title
The Rider
Running time
104 min.
United States United States
Chloé Zhao
Nathan Halpern
Joshua James Richards
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Caviar Films / Highwayman Films
Drama | Horses. Independent Film (US). Small Town Life (North-american)
Synopsis / Plot
Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over, after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. Back home, with little desire or alternatives for a different way of life, Brady’s sense of inadequacy mounts as he is unable to ride or rodeo. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
2018: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Independent Films
2018: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award (Zhao)
2018: Gotham Awards: Best Film
2018: British Independent Film Awards: Nominated for Best International Film
2018: National Society of Film Critics (NSFC): Best Picture
2017: Cannes Film Festival: Art Cinema Award (Top prize at Directors’ Fortnight)
2017: Independent Spirit Awards: 4 Nomin. including Best Feature & Director
2017: Valladolid Film Festival: Silver Spike, Best new director & Best actor (Jandreau)
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