The Rider (2017)

  • Drama, Western
  • 1h 38m

The second feature from Chloé Zhao (Nomadland, Songs My Brother Taught Me) is a soulful portrait of a young Sioux cowboy at a crossroads in his life.

After a near fatal rodeo accident leaves him with a severe head injury, Brady (Brady Jandreau) is told he must never ride again. How can he bear to bid farewell to the sport he loves, the riders he considers family, and the horses he has grown to love? With an autistic sister and a father who drinks, gambles and womanises, Brady is the crutch that supports his family – but without the rodeo, he’s facing a life of misery.

A lyrical tale of life on the range featuring a cast of non-professional actors playing versions of themselves. The people and landscapes of South Dakota are beautifully captured by God’s Own Country cinematographer James Richards.

On Tuesday 11 May there will be an Access Film Club screening of this film - watch the film and then join the autism-friendly discussion at 7.30pm. Click here to register for the Q&A.

‘One of the most astonishing achievements of recent cinema.’ - RogertEbert.com

‘Absolutely stunning.’ - Rolling Stone

Director

Chloé Zhao

Languages

English, Spanish, Sioux

Country

USA