Chloé Zhao's critically acclaimed second feature The Rider chronicles the life of Brady Blackburn, a young but skilled cowboy who is forced to stop riding after suffering a near fatal head injury. Faced with uncertainty, he must contemplate what his new life could look like as he undertakes a search for new identity.
Capturing a young man's fragile masculinity as effortlessly as the majestic landscapes of South Dakota, The Rider premiered at Cannes, where it won the C.I.C.A.E. Award; Hamburg, where it won Best Feature; Reykjavik, where it won Best Film; Athens, where it won Best Picture; and Valladolid, where it won Best New Director. Opening tomorrow at the Angelika Film Center.