A highlight of this year’s Cannes selection, The Rider is atmospheric, warm, and full of the textures of the cowboy life. This expressive drama by Chinese director Chloé Zhao throws us into the no-nonsense rodeo lifestyle of South Dakota, where passion and beauty occasionally ignite an otherwise tough existence. Headstrong young rider Brady has recently suffered a life-threatening injury to his skull. With a metal plate in his head and with deteriorating faculties, this gifted trainer is forced to stay away from his passion for the rodeo ring or risk catastrophe.

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