Watch a profound film screened by The Doha Film Institute Cinema (DFI Cinema), The Rider (USA/2018), directed by Chloé Zhao, as part of its ‘Contemporary Releases’ which aims to bring a selection of the latest internationally and regionally acclaimed films to local audiences.
The movie narrates narrates the life of Brady Jandreau as a once-rising star of the rodeo circuit, who is warned that his competition days are over, after a tragic accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. To regain control of his fate, he undertakes a search for a new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Ranked the Best Movie of 2018 on Metacritic, The Rider is the second feature film by Chinese film director, screenwriter and producer Chloé Zhao, whose debut film Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015) premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
For a break from the multiplex cinemas and mainstream movies, check out this award-winning film at the Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium. The screenings include Arabic subtitles.
QR35, QR25 (students and culture pass holders). Sept 6, 7pm; Sept 7, 4pm and 7pm. MIA Auditorium, Corniche, www.dohafilminstitute.com.