The Rider

Chloé Zhao

The Rider 2017-11-13T13:50:04+00:00


“(…) The Rider is a stunningly-shot film, its crisp imagery and livid sound design in natural harmony with piece and its South Dakota settings. On a purely narrative level, Zhao’s story may strain as it edges down familiar routes, but its emotional connections pulsate throughout, making this a natural for festival and arthouse play to Zhao’s growing fanbase. Her approach to fictionalised biography should also be embraced, as it continues to break new ground. The Rider starts on a seductive note, with burnished close-up imagery of a stallion courtesy of DoP Joshua James Richards, one of the true stars of this show. A young man – possibly still a teenager – awakens to reveal a giant gash in his head, sustained at a rodeo. Zhao found Brady Jandreau and his friends and family while on the reservation shooting Songs, and this film mirrors Brady’s own life story: these white-skinned Lakota Sioux are also cowboys and men of the land. (…)” (Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International)

Saturday, 25.11.2017, 10.00 pm, theater 6 (presented by Peter Rommel)

With the support of Agentur Heppeler

Theatrical release Germany: Spring 2018!


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

Country: USA 2017
Production: Caviar, Highwayman Films
Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford, Terri Dawn Pourier, Lane Scott
Format: DCP / colour
Length: 104 min.
Language: English OV / German subtitles
World Sales: Protagonist
Distribution Germany: Weltkino,
Festivals: Cannes, Sarajevo, Telluride, Deauville, Toronto, Hamburg, London, New York etc.
Awards: Cannes Quinzaine, Deauville, Reykjavík, Hamburg etc.









Chloé Zhao