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Video: Chloé Zhao’s The Rider – 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Here is pre-screening presentations for The Rider – the Directors’ Fortnight selected film. Filmmaker Chloé Zhao and cast were present for her sophomore film world premiere screening – which also happens to be a back to back showcase in the section after Songs My Brothers Taught Me. This would go onto win the ART CINEMA award and landed a deal with Sony Pictures Classics.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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