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The Rider - Summer cinema at the HSZ-Wiese
A soulful neo-Western in breathtaking images by Oscar-winning filmmaker Chloe Zhao ("Nomadland").
After a near-fatal rodeo accident, the young cowboy Brady Blackburn must come to terms with the fact that he will never be able to ride again, and falls into an existential identity crisis: After all, not only his peers, but above all he himself as a Sioux descendant defines him primarily through his work with horses. The dismissive looks from his father, the farewell to his disappointed fans and the lack of the unique feeling of freedom that flows through him on the back of a horse weigh heavily on him.
In breathtaking images of the South Dakota wilderness, THE RIDER tells of broken dreams and lost identities. Authentic and insightful, the film balances tender poetry, archaic myths and the harsh realities of life in the American Heartland. The deeply moving film is based on the real lives of its actors. THE RIDER was awarded the Art Cinema Award in Cannes as well as the Werner Herzog Film Prize, which honors courage, dedication and vision.
Location: Lawn behind the Hörsaalzentrum (HSZ)
July 23rd, 2021
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