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The Rider (VOA)
Main screening room
May 27th, 2021
104 min
Chloé Zhao : The World Beyond

La cinéaste sino-américaine Chloé Zhao est en pleine ascension depuis l’obtention du Lion d’or à Venise pour le tout récent Nomadland (2020), son troisième long métrage. Ayant quitté la Chine à 15 ans pour l’Angleterre puis les États-Unis, cette cinéaste est préoccupée par les lendemains qui chantent (ou pas) et nous accompagnons ses personnages, confrontés à un avenir incertain. Subtilement, elle renouvelle dans chacun de ses films une mythologie solidement ancrée dans le cinéma américain, où le territoire définit l’espoir de tous, mais aussi l’angoissante infinité des possibles.

The Rider
Directed by
Chloé Zhao
Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau
104 min

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

The Rider

Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao is a Chinese filmmaker who is known primarily for her work in independent U.S. films. Her debut feature film, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, premiered at Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and earned a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. Her second feature film, The Rider, was critically praised and received nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Film and Best Director. Zhao gained further success with Nomadland, which attracted international recognition and won many awards, including Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards —making Zhao the second woman and first Asian woman to win the category— as well as awards at film festivals, including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Zhao has recently ventured into blockbuster filmmaking with the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Eternals, slated for release in 2021. (Wkipedia)


The Rider review – impressive, stylish bronco rider drama bucks the trend

Chinese-born film-maker Chloé Zhao had her debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes two years ago, and she returns to this sidebar with another absorbing indie-realist slice of Americana: a tale of cowboys, bull riders and bronco riders in South Dakota...

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Image : Les Films du Losange / Métropole Films Distribution

Image : Les Films du Losange / Métropole Films Distribution

Image : Les Films du Losange / Métropole Films Distribution

Image : Les Films du Losange / Métropole Films Distribution

Image : Les Films du Losange / Métropole Films Distribution

Chloé Zhao's Filmography
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Ouvrir la voix
Friday, June 18th, 2021
at 17:00
June 16th, 2021
The Great Traveller
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
at 18:00
June 29th, 2021
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
at 17:00