The Rider on Arte: Chloé Zhao’s cowboys have the blues


CRITICAL – Before Nomadland, movie theatrically released on June 9 for which Chloe Zhao won a double Oscar at the end of April, the 38-year-old director signed The Rider. A nice trial run to see this Wednesday at 11:30 pm on Arte.

We will not dare to use the metaphor of the galloping horse, but there is something to it in the irresistible rise of Chloé Zhao. The 38-year-old filmmaker, born in China and living in the United States, keeps breaking down barriers from her Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival to Nomadland. At the end of April, she offered herself the double Oscar for best film and best director, becoming the second woman to receive the prestigious statuette after Kathryn Bigelow in 2010 for Minesweepers. Frances McDormand won her third Oscar for her role as Fern, a widow victim of the crisis living in her van on the roads of the American West. McDormand, also a producer, went to find Chloe Zhao after seeing her first feature films and having been sensitive to the look that this foreigner has on her adopted country. Before the theatrical release on June 9 of Nomadland, Arte has the good idea to distribute The Rider, his previous film and a nice trial run (grand prize at the festival

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