Director: ChloÃ© Zhao Cast: Brady Jandreau, Mooney Country: USA Language: English The only life Brady Blackburn knows is that of a cowboy. During a rodeo, he sustains a severe head injury forcing him to have a metal plate in his skull and, despite recovering, he is faced with a dilemma. Does he stop riding, giving up his one passion, or carry on, and potentially face a worse injury, if not death? At its core, The Rider explores the shortness of life, and whether living without doing what you love is a life worth living at all. It has a heart-breaking narrative, full of loss and setbacks, which guide Brady towards his final decision. A fantastic film from an up-and-coming female director.