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

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

Sony Pictures Classics launch Chloé Zhao’s The Rider theatrically today. Along with Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, Zhao’s sophomore feature was launched at the Directors’ Fortnight section at last year’s edition of Cannes. Also known as the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, programmers had featured her directing debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me as wellWe were on hand for the world premiere screening where Zhao and cast were on hand to present the project. This would go onto win the ART CINEMA award.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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