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

Good to know

  • The Rider is the the Chinese-American director Chloe Zhao’s second feature
  • The movie took the top prize, the Art Cinema Award, of the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes
  • Sony Pictures Classics picked up the rights for most of the world during the festival
  • The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy called Zhao’s cowboy drama “a rare gem”