The Rider

The Rider (Movie Still)

Director: Chloé Zhao

Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

104 minutes, USA, 2017

Brady is a talented South Dakota bronco rider and horse trainer – cowboys and rodeos are the centre of his world. So when he suffers a near-fatal accident that halts his career, Brady struggles to recover from a serious head-injury that forces him to reevaluate his future.

Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao proves that her acclaimed debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me was no flash-in-the-pan, as she returns with another beautifully crafted and absorbing glimpse of “real-life” America in this second feature. Casting non-professional actors as versions of themselves allows her to bring a unique authenticity and intimacy to the story – the result is a powerfully emotional and touching exploration of humanity.


Cannes Film Festival 2017
Telluride Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
BFI London Film Festival 2017
Sundance Film Festival 2018
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018
Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018
Glasgow Film Festival 2018
SXSW Film Festival 2018


Winner – Art Cinema Award (CICAE), Cannes Film Festival 2018

“...a very impressive, very accomplished film.” – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2017

Admission: €8 / €6 (concession) on the door.